|Loadings and Boundary Conditions for an Initial Model in ALGOR|
|Part 1 of Bending Stress Results|
|Part 2 of Bending Stress Results|
Because the pallet must be assembled inside the Orion module, we have some additional constraints. We decided to follow Lockheed Martin's lead on the original design by dividing the pallet into three parts. However, we need to make sure that the three sections are not too heavy for the team to lift. We also need to join the three sections once inside the module. Currently we are looking at the use of sleeves and bolts to join the sections, but welding remains an option.
Another major focus at this time is the attachment points where the pallet is supported by the struts. We are going to be looking at sizing the fasteners so that they can handle the load -- we will have 6000 lbs supported at four points (only four of the struts carry a vertical component).