Using the FRDPARRC design methodology to drive innovation in the HETDEX PFIP support adjustable strut assembly

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Using the FRDPARRC design methodology to drive innovation in the HETDEX PFIP support adjustable strut assembly

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dc.contributor.advisor Nichols, Steven P.
dc.creator Molina, Homar
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T16:08:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T16:08:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T16:08:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T16:08:51Z
dc.date.created 2010-12
dc.date.issued 2011-02-16
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2034
dc.description.abstract This thesis provides background information on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET), HET Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX), Gough-Stewart platforms (GSP), the Prime Focus Instrument Package (PFIP) support structure, and the design methodology used to design said support structure. Each component is analyzed from the point of view of Professor Alex Slocum’s FRDPARRC design methodology. Each aspect of the design is shown to have been derived by following the steps of Slocum’s design method. Material selection, manufacturing techniques, and integration of off-the-shelf components into the support system are also discussed in reference to FRDPARRC. The assembly procedure for the PFIP structure is outlined. Finally, using specific examples from the detailed design, the FRDPARRC method itself is analyzed and its ability to drive innovation in design is evaluated.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject HETDEX
dc.subject Manufacturing
dc.subject PFIP support
dc.subject Stewart platform
dc.subject McDonald Observatory
dc.subject Hobby-Eberly telescope
dc.subject HET Dark Energy Experiment
dc.subject Gough-Stewart platforms
dc.subject Prime Focus Instrument Package
dc.subject PFIP
dc.subject FRDPARRC
dc.subject Strut-end subassembly
dc.subject Design methodology
dc.title Using the FRDPARRC design methodology to drive innovation in the HETDEX PFIP support adjustable strut assembly
dc.date.updated 2011-02-16T16:08:51Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Beno, Joseph H.
dc.description.department Mechanical Engineering
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Engineering

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