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Nonlinear finite element analysis of the Starlab 80-cm telescope primary-mirror suspension system
Author(s): William R. Arnold
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Paper Abstract

The Starlab telescope's design approach used extensive nonlinear FEM analyses of the suspension systems and primary mirror/bonded assemblies in order to achieve the requisite optical sensitivity to attachment system-induced forces, in combination with the distribution of launch loads through thin sections from concentrated attachment points. A test program verified all aspects of the design. Attention is presently given to the design principle used, involving the splitting of the suspension system's functionality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48259
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William R. Arnold, Contraves USA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1532:
Analysis of Optical Structures
Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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