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1 Seismic Upgrade Conceptual Design material Shawn Callahan Mike Pollard 3/2/1011

2 Setting (I recommend we develop a mission statement) The October 15, 2006 earthquake caused substantial damage to several parts of both Keck 1 and 2. See: \TSD Planning\TSD Development Projects\Seismic Upgrade\2006 Quake Recovery Doc New requirements-driven restraints shall protect both telescopes See: \TSD Planning\TSD Development Projects\Seismic Upgrade\Requirements document

3 Project Milestones (as of 2/25/11) System req review (completed 2/25/11) PDR 3/29/11 DDR 5/3/11 K1 installation and testing complete 7/19/11 K2 installation and testing complete 8/23/11 Documentation complete 8/30/11 ORR 9/5/11

4 USGS data 10/15/2006 collected on summit of Mauna Kea Overview: Ground movement graphs (slide 4) Acceleration data: N-S, E-W, and vertical (slide 5) Fast Fourier Transform of E-W accelerations


6 For USGS accelerometer data see: \TSD Planning\TSD Development Projects\Seismic Upgrade\Seismometer data from 2006 seismic event

7 FFT of E-W accelerations. First 20 seconds during the maximum intensity. note: over time the peak frequency varies about +/- 1 Hz with a broad range to excite many resonances in telescope

8 Existing azimuth restraints Keck 1 and Keck 2 have different seismic restraints systems! Keck 2 restraints built into radial hydrostatic support. (slide 10, 11) Keck 1 has additional large (white) radial restraints. (Slide 9) ½” MHMV pads provides crushable interface between the radial hydrostatic pad supports and the az journal (K1&K2) Uplift restraint is supplied by radial pads (K1 &K2) (see slide 11, 12)

9 K1 Seismic Restraint note: white nylon(?) pad between restraint and journal bearing

10 Keck 1 restraint system

11 Hydrostatic radial support

12 Damage from 2006 earthquake.

13 FEA model of K2 HBS radial pad support Slide 12 shows ~16mm permanent distortion. Supports starts to yield at 100,000 lbs radial load (far exceeded) MathCAD model of seismic acceleration applied to 300T telescope estimates support saw > 150,000 lbs. Note: stress in UHMV pad ~70,000 psi. (yields at 5800 psi.) Bolt heads restraining pad could damage journal?

14 FEA models of K2 hydrostatic bearing support. Mesh model (slide 15) Von-Mises Equivalent Stress (slide 16)


16 von-Mises stress (16mm deflection)

17 FEA model of AZ journal assembly including grout Mesh model of grout and anchors (slide 18) Mesh model radial support applying load to azimuth journal (slide 19) 300T dummy load (note does not model overturning moment) with 0.4g acceleration (slide 20) Resulting Von-Mises stress in radial support (slide 21) Stress in grout (HBS on) (slide 22, 23)

18 Model of grout with anchor hardware

19 Journal bearing, grout, and radial pad support

20 0.4 g acceleration vector

21 Von Mises Stress (way) beyond yield strength of UHMW (5800 psi) pads and steel (70kpsi) radial pad supports

22 Stress in grout ~3x yield stress frictionless journal to grout

23 Grout stress >20kpsi Grout strength ~6-8kpsi

24 Conclusions: existing system In a zone 4 “rare earthquake” event: journal bearing slips Grout under journal yields (cracks) Anchor bolts securing journal bend or break. In zone 4 “very rare earthquake” uplift restraint failure likely (need further analysis)

25 The azimuth journal drawings KE sheet 2 of 3 shows a cross section of the az bearing journal. The center of the telescope is to the left. Sheet 1 shows the top down view of the journal bearing.



28 Eccentricity of track Tomas Krasuski et. al. measured the radial run out of az journal 3/29/2009 (slide 29) Based on telescope logs showing telescope position during 2006 earthquake, journal shape is elongated along direction of quake


30 What happens if HBS off? Add friction and add overturning moment due to telescope weight above azimuth restraints. Model parameters Frictional contact elements between hydrostatic pad and journal (COF= 0.08) Frictional contact elements between grout and journal (COF 0.45) dummy mass wt. 300 tons 150,000 lbs weight applied to top of HBS pad Horizontal acceleration 0.4g (154 in/s^2) in y-direction (Zone 4 rare earthquake requirement) Grout fixed at bottom Dummy telescope vertical displacement fixed (assume only horizontal displacement)

31 FEA model results Mesh model showing loads Mesh model showing grout Stress in grout (beyond yield) Minimum principal stress (tensile) detail

32 Course mesh model refined mesh at grout holes

33 Course mesh of grout (Journal surface hidden) Coefficient of friction (COF) COF grout-steel 0.45 COF lubed steel-steel 0.08

34 Minimum principal stress in grout stress concentration at anchor holes beyond yield

35 Minimum principal stress

36 Conceptual Design questions Can we spread the load over more of the journal/ anchor bolts? The current clearance is only ~11 mm. Can we increase clearance to decrease accelerations? (Acceleration inversely proportional to stopping distance)

37 Conceptual Design Strategies: active control: Magneto restrictive An active control system is designed to induce artificial damping to the isolation structure of a building without increasing its stiffness. The control forces needed are exerted only on the base of the structure, and the system is quite practical. This control system can operate efficiently if the time delay that exists in the actual system does not exceed its critical value. The critical delay time depends on both the fundamental frequencies of the structure and the artificial damping introduced by the control system.

38 Active Restraints Pros: Active isolators provide excellent energy dissipation over a wide range of frequencies. Damping does not add to system stiffness. Tunable to allow improved radial stiffness during operations yet use the maximum travel during a seismic event. Cons: Expensive Complex systems: requires ultra high reliability Must be maintained

39 Passive restraints (Pros) Pros: Relatively inexpensive Simple systems Little maintenance Cons: Damping increases natural frequency Effectiveness dependant on seismic input frequencies. Resonant maximum natural frequency close to seismic excitation frequencies: “Reduction in transfer of vibratory forces is obtained only when the ratio of the disturbing frequency to the natural frequency is greater than 1.414”

40 Ordinate: 2006 seismic excitation frequencies between 2-10 Hz. Minimum stiffness (K) set by our 7/16” travel. Abscissa: Calculated static deflection is 1.5” (just off right of chart) It will be difficult to get above the region of “magnification factor” or resonances with passive restraints. (Sorry, still looking for a clearer graphic.)

41 Adding damping: Shocks Damping c is conveniently referenced to Critical Damping c c which is the value of damping at which a system will not oscillate when disturbed from equilibrium. See: m/page306.html

42 under-damped oscillator Adding damping increases the “damped natural frequency”. This means we need to lower the stiffness of the system to achieve the same accelerations (fragility factor). This is counter productive to our goal to increase operational radial rigidity.

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