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Finite element analysis of the Gemini Laser Launch Telescope subjected to random vibration
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a random vibration, finite element analysis (FEA), performed on the Gemini Laser Launch Telescope (LLT) using ANSYS. A highly detailed model, originally created for static analysis, served as a baseline model but required extensive simplification to be used for random vibration analysis. A reduced spectrum PSD was also required. This paper describes the simplification process and summarizes the results of the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552056
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Mark D. Nickerson, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert L. Meeks, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Gordon J. Pentland, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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