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Recent updates to the Arnold Mirror Modeler and integration into the evolving NASA overall design system for large space-based optical systems
Author(s): William R. Arnold
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Paper Abstract

Since last year, a number of expanded capabilities have been added to the modeler. The support the integration with thermal modeling, the program can now produce simplified thermal models with the same geometric parameters as the more detailed dynamic and even more refined stress models. The local mesh refinement and mesh improvement tools have been expanded and more user friendly. The goal is to provide a means of evaluating both monolithic and segmented mirrors to the same level of fidelity and loading conditions at reasonable man-power efforts. The paper will demonstrate most of these new capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9573, Optomechanical Engineering 2015, 95730H (2 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188750
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William R. Arnold, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9573:
Optomechanical Engineering 2015
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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