DOI: 10.2514/5.9781600866364.0068.0095
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Abstract: Structures in space environments, whether operating in orbit or on the extraplanetary surfaces are exposed to a wide range of temperature variations. The severity of the temperature effect has been demonstrated and underlined by the failure of several space structures in fulfilling their intended missions in the past. It has been realized that the extreme temperature gradient possible in a structure subjected to space environment gives a host of structural problems that are not normally found in the terrestri…

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