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Thermal Structural Deformation Optimization Of An Optic Tube
Author(s): Ron D Dotson; Bill Y Tse; Dave Wilson
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Paper Abstract

The thermal structural twist deformation of a graphite epoxy optical alignment tube is minimized under consideration of manufacturing tolerances on layup angles of the laminates. Laminate properties, determined using an advanced laminate computer code, are input to structural analysis finite element codes and thermal analysis codes wherein design parameters are varied under control of an optimization process to minimize twist. Although this is a design peculiar problem, it demonstrates the ability to optimize composite structure using finite element techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0450, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems I, (5 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939266
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Ron D Dotson, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Bill Y Tse, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Dave Wilson, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0450:
Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems I
Lester M. Cohen, Editor(s)

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