Dynamic Responses of the Precision Segmented Reflector

by 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

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search