Structural evaluation of candidate designs for the large space telescope primary mirror
- Furey, M.
- Apr 1, 1975.
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- Hamilton, J., Soosaar, K., and Grin, R.
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- Structural performance analyses were conducted on two candidate designs (Itek and Perkin-Elmer designs) for the large space telescope three-meter mirror. The mirror designs and the finite-element models used in the analyses evaluation are described. The results of the structural analyses for several different types of loading are presented in tabular and graphic forms. Several additional analyses are also reported: the evaluation of a mirror design concept proposed by the Boeing Co., a study of the global effects of local cell plate deflections, and an investigation of the fracture mechanics problems likely to occur with Cervit and ULE. Flexibility matrices were obtained for the Itek and Perkin-Elmer mirrors to be used in active figure control studies. Summary, conclusions, and recommendations are included.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19750018344.
Accession ID: 75N26416.
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