SPS uses the finite element method (FEM) to describe the behaviour of a structure from the early conceptual phase to final dimensioning in addition to analytical methods. Many years of experience with the finite element method (FEM) range from linear static analyses to complex dynamic analyses. Our standard tools are listed below. Other in-house tools maximize efficiency and minimize effort, e.g. for temperature mapping.
Simulation models based on CAD data with problem-adapted discretisation.
Dedicated verification of components like:
Our extensive design know-how and experience helps designing complex parts and assemblies for extreme applications.
Our team has extensive expertise in providing fatigue and fracture control for a wide variety of projects ranging from small satellites, pressurised life support systems on the ISS to secondary structures of the Orion European service module.
Craig-Bampton Model Condensation and Coupled Load Analysis (CLA) are essential steps to verify a spacecraft is compatible with launching on a particular launcher.
Any space mission is a complex system and requires according system engineering know-how.
What is the most severe environment for a spacecraft? The tests! Because of additional margins to ensure the flight environments are covered.
Extreme temperatures and vacuum make thermal control in space a huge challenge.
Our in-house tools maximize efficiency and minimize effort, for temperature mapping, bolt verification, automated documentation.
Space Structures GmbH
12435 Berlin, Germany
Office: +49 30 814549 700
Fax: +49 30 814549 799