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The Leighton Chajnantor Telescope: Project update and mechanical structural analysis in preparations for new deployment in Chajnantor, Chile

Vial, José and Arroyo, David and Canales, Cristian and Navarro, Julio and Reeves, Rodrigo A. and Dufeu, Emilio and Golwala, Sunil R. and Parks, Gary S. and Woody, David and Jinpeng, Li and Jinbiao, Zhao and Yong, Ma (2020) The Leighton Chajnantor Telescope: Project update and mechanical structural analysis in preparations for new deployment in Chajnantor, Chile. In: Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VIII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.11445. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 114453C. ISBN 9781510636774. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20210113-145346475

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Abstract

The LCT project aims to refurbish the CSO telescope, move it from Maunakea to Chajnantor, in Chile, and operate it scientifically for 10 years. The relocation of the telescope involves a variety of changes in the working conditions, which demands in-depth mechanical analysis. To conduct the required studies, an FEM model of the entire telescope has been developed, together with CFD tools. This paper introduces the LCT project, presents the full-FEM model, its validation, and the first steps towards these analyses. Preliminary results of the simulations of the telescope, considering the working conditions at the Plateau, are also shown.


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Reeves, Rodrigo A.0000-0001-5704-271X
Golwala, Sunil R.0000-0002-1098-7174
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Official Citation:José Vial, David Arroyo, Cristian Canales, Julio Navarro, Rodrigo A. Reeves, Emilio Dufeu, Sunil R. Golwala, Gary S. Parks, David Woody, Jinpeng Li, Jinbiao Zhao, and Yong Ma "The Leighton Chajnantor Telescope: Project update and mechanical structural analysis in preparations for new deployment in Chajnantor, Chile", Proc. SPIE 11445, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VIII, 114453C (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2562278
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