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Filling the gap between FEM and control simulations in telescope projects
Author(s): F. Perrotta; P. Schipani
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Paper Abstract

In order to perform detailed dynamic simulation the FEM model must be reduced in order to decrease simulation calculation time while maintaining the essential mechanical characteristics. A mathematical approach has been exploited instead of a "trial and error" procedure, with springs and masses: a more accurate fitting to the FEM model is therefore available. This paper describes the integration of Nastran and Ansys finite element software capabilities within the Matlab - Simulink computational environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7017, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III, 70171R (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789078
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F. Perrotta, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
P. Schipani, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7017:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy III
George Z. Angeli; Martin J. Cullum, Editor(s)

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