The Instrument Development Group draws on a wide range of skills and experience in computational analysis.

Mechanical Analysis

  • Finite Element Analysis [ABAQUS] Standard and Explicit FEA solver
  • PTC Pro-Mechanica, Altair Engineering’s HyperWorks
  • linear and non-linear FEA (including both geometric and material non-linearities)
  • Stress analysis
  • Strength and stiffness determination
  • Dynamic analysis including normal mode extraction, shock, frequency response, and random vibration
  • Heat transfer
  • Coupled thermal / mechanical modeling

Optical Analysis

  • Determination of component and system level optical performance
  • Mechanical and Fabrication tolerancing
  • Quantification of performance impact due to temperature dependencies
  • Combined Finite Element and Ray Tracing efforts to quantify optical performance as a function of complex mechanical and thermal environments

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