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dc.creatorMolina, Homar
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T16:08:22Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T16:08:51Z
dc.date.available2011-02-16T16:08:22Z
dc.date.available2011-02-16T16:08:51Z
dc.date.created2010-12
dc.date.issued2011-02-16
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2034
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoeng
dc.subjectHETDEX
dc.subjectManufacturing
dc.subjectPFIP support
dc.subjectStewart platform
dc.subjectMcDonald Observatory
dc.subjectHobby-Eberly telescope
dc.subjectHET Dark Energy Experiment
dc.subjectGough-Stewart platforms
dc.subjectPrime Focus Instrument Package
dc.subjectPFIP
dc.subjectFRDPARRC
dc.subjectStrut-end subassembly
dc.subjectDesign methodology
dc.titleUsing the FRDPARRC design methodology to drive innovation in the HETDEX PFIP support adjustable strut assembly
dc.date.updated2011-02-16T16:08:51Z
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineering


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