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Finite element modeling of nearly incompressible bonds
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Paper Abstract

Proper finite element modeling of nearly incompressible bonds which are commonly used to mount optics requires special considerations. Modeling difficulties arise due to the geometries of the mounting designs and the incompressible nature of the bonding materials involved in many applications. Therefore, specific methods of modeling must be employed. Such methods of modeling two common bond designs are outlined. Treatment of these modeling methods includes why they are needed, how they are performed, and what their limitations are.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4771, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002, (9 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482170
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Gregory J. Michels, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Keith B. Doyle, Optical Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4771:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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