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1 July 1990 Mechanical structure of JNLT: analysis of mirror deflection due to wind loading
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The Japanese National Large Telescope (JNLT) will use a thin meniscus mirror of 7.5 m diameter and 0.2 m thickness as a primary mirror. One of the biggest concerns is mirror deflection due to dome-inside wind loading, which varies with time not only in its pressure amplitude but also in its pressure profile on the mirror surface. To analyze such mirror deflection, a method combining modal analysis and random vibration analysis was introduced. From the rms mirror deflection obtained by this method, the image quality degradation is considered to be better than that budgeted as wind loading degradation. Information about the method and typical result of the analysis are presented.
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Noboru Itoh, Izumi Mikami, Takeshi Noguchi, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yasumasa Yamashita, Jerry Sovka, Robert A. McLaren, and D. Andre Erasmus "Mechanical structure of JNLT: analysis of mirror deflection due to wind loading", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990);


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