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Nodal model for continuous face sheet deformable mirrors
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Paper Abstract

This work presents a nodal model for continuous face sheet deformable mirrors that can be solved quickly on a desktop computer. This network of simple cubic stiffening elements can more accurately simulate deflections resulting from complex loading conditions than a membrane model and is much easier to implement than a non-linear finite element model. The deflections predicted by the model are compared to expected behavior and to FEM results for a simple system. While restoring forces due to pre-stress and deformation-induced stress are fairly accurately modeled, resistance due to bending is only accurately modeled for specialized devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4983, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III, (20 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.477917
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Alexandros P. Papavasiliou, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4983:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems III
James H. Smith, Editor(s)

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