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Mounting-induced contact stresses in prisms
Author(s): Paul R. Yoder
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Paper Abstract

Previously published theory providing means for estimating contact stresses in lenses due to axial mounting constraints is extended to allow similar calculations for mechanically- clamped prisms. The results can be compared to 'rule-of-thumb' survival or operational tolerances on compression contact stress for the applicable optical material to determine if a given mounting design appears adequate or if more precise methods, such as finite element analysis and statistically- derived tolerances, should be applied. Examples are given to illustrate typical applications of this new theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3429, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VII, (29 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328527
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Paul R. Yoder, Consultant in Optical Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3429:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VII
Alson E. Hatheway; Robert E. Fischer; Malachy McConnell; Lawrence M. Germann; Lawrence M. Germann; Alson E. Hatheway; Malachy McConnell; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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