Abstract

Variable curvature mirrors of large amplitude are designed by using finite element analysis. The specific case studied reaches at least a 800 μm sag with an optical quality better than λ/5 over a 120 mm clear aperture. We highlight the geometrical nonlinearity and the plasticity effect.

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  2. M. Ferrari, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 128, 221 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
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  4. G. R. Lemaitre, Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory (Springer2009), Chap. 2.
  5. O. Pichler, Ph.D. dissertation (1928).
  6. Marc/Mentat, MSC Software Corporation.

1998 (1)

M. Ferrari, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 128, 221 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

G. R. Lemaitre, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Ser. B 282, 87 (1976).

Ferrari, M.

M. Ferrari, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 128, 221 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lemaitre, G. R.

G. R. Lemaitre, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Ser. B 282, 87 (1976).

G. R. Lemaitre, Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory (Springer2009), Chap. 2.

Pichler, O.

O. Pichler, Ph.D. dissertation (1928).

Timoshenko, S. P.

S. P. Timoshenko and S. Woinovsky-Krieger, Theory of Plates and Shells (McGraw-Hill. 1959).

Woinovsky-Krieger, S.

S. P. Timoshenko and S. Woinovsky-Krieger, Theory of Plates and Shells (McGraw-Hill. 1959).

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. (1)

M. Ferrari, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 128, 221 (1998).
[CrossRef]

C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Ser. B (1)

G. R. Lemaitre, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Ser. B 282, 87 (1976).

Other (4)

S. P. Timoshenko and S. Woinovsky-Krieger, Theory of Plates and Shells (McGraw-Hill. 1959).

G. R. Lemaitre, Astronomical Optics and Elasticity Theory (Springer2009), Chap. 2.

O. Pichler, Ph.D. dissertation (1928).

Marc/Mentat, MSC Software Corporation.

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