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Theory of circular plate for mirrors on back-point support
Author(s): Yuanqing Liang; Sizhong Zhou; Bo Jiang
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Paper Abstract

In space reflective optical system, the back-point support is one of the widely used support means. For back-point support method, the support points position are important for the deformation of the reflective surface, find the best support points position of the mirror is particularly important. A new technique of mass allocation was discovered by using the theory of circular plate in this paper, and then the mass allocation method was used to look for the locations of the back support points on a single ring for a circular mirror having a central hole (primary mirror of Cassegrain telescope). Then the Ansys software was used to calculate the deformation of the reflective surface when the mirror supported under different radius. It was validated that the mirror surface deformation is minimized due to gravity when supported in these positions which confirmed by mass allocation. It was proved that mass allocation is a simple and effective way to find the optimum support location of back-point support.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9280, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 928011 (2 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067980
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Yuanqing Liang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Sizhong Zhou, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Bo Jiang, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9280:
7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes
Wenhan Jiang; Myung K. Cho; Fan Wu, Editor(s)

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