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dc.contributor.advisorNichols, Steven P.en
dc.creatorMolina, Homaren
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T16:08:22Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T16:08:51Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-16T16:08:22Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-16T16:08:51Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2034en
dc.descriptiontexten
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.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectHETDEXen
dc.subjectManufacturingen
dc.subjectPFIP supporten
dc.subjectStewart platformen
dc.subjectMcDonald Observatoryen
dc.subjectHobby-Eberly telescopeen
dc.subjectHET Dark Energy Experimenten
dc.subjectGough-Stewart platformsen
dc.subjectPrime Focus Instrument Packageen
dc.subjectPFIPen
dc.subjectFRDPARRCen
dc.subjectStrut-end subassemblyen
dc.subjectDesign methodologyen
dc.titleUsing the FRDPARRC design methodology to drive innovation in the HETDEX PFIP support adjustable strut assemblyen
dc.date.updated2011-02-16T16:08:51Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBeno, Joseph H.en
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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