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The Structural Analysis Of A Light-Weight Aluminum Foam Core Mirror
Author(s): W. Pollard; D. Vukobratovich; R. Richard
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Paper Abstract

Classical precision mirrors in optical systems are right circular glass cylinders with a 6-to-1 diameter-to-thickness ratio. The typical weight of a mirror of this type is W = 255 x D2.92 where: W is the weight in kg, D is the diameter in meters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0748, Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II, (3 June 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939830
Show Author Affiliations
W. Pollard, University of Arizona (United States)
D. Vukobratovich, University of Arizona (United States)
R. Richard, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0748:
Structural Mechanics of Optical Systems II
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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