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1 May 2005 Lightweight mirror design method using topology optimization
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Lightweight mirrors experience optical image degradation due to mechanical loadings such as self-weight, polishing pressure, and vibration. Optical surface deformation of a lightweight primary mirror is an important factor that affects optical performance. We use topology optimization to design a lightweight primary mirror under self-weight and polishing pressure. For the optimization, we used a 3-D model of the mirror and based our calculations on the rms surface error of the mirror as an objective function constrained by the maximum weight of the mirror. In the first example of topology optimization, we consider the mirror's self-weight loading. In the second example, we include the polishing pressure. We present the results of the optimized design topology for the mirror with various mass constraints. To examine the optimal design results, we manufacture a prototype of the mirror.
©(2005) Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Kang-Soo Park, Jun Ho Lee, and Sung-Kie Youn "Lightweight mirror design method using topology optimization," Optical Engineering 44(5), 053002 (1 May 2005).
Published: 1 May 2005

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