Dynamic Responses of the Precision Segmented Reflectorby Michael C. Lou, California Inst of Technology, Pasadena, United States,
Choon-Foo Shih, California Inst of Technology, Pasadena, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
Abstract: This paper concerns a structural simulation effort aimed at studying dynamic responses of the Precision Segmented Reflector when subjected to seismic disturbances. The study results indicated that a panel attachment design that incorporated actuators mounted on 'soft' supports can effectively isolate the panels from ground motions.
Subject Headings: Dynamic response | Ground motion | Dynamic analysis | Dynamic tests | Structural dynamics | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Telescopes
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