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  17   Tue Jun 11 10:21:05 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralRe: Disscussion of the code of a 'comsol with matlab' model file

    

       
            
  
  18   Tue Jun 11 17:04:33 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralAnalyzing the file 'thermo_refractive_COMSOL_1D_axisymmetric' by Koji AraiThe file 'thermo_refractive_COMSOL_1D_axisymmetric.m'
found in the SVN repository https://nodus.ligo.caltech.edu:30889/svn/trunk/comsol/thermo-refractive/
  
  19   Wed Jun 12 13:52:44 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralDifference in COMSOL and Analytic solution for TR noiseIn this post, I am reporting of the relative
difference between the analytic and COMSOL
results.
 analytic~COMSOL.png 
  20   Mon Jun 17 11:06:17 2013 Emory BrownGeneralGeneralPlans for the week of 6-17-13 through 6-22-13This week I will update my previous eLog
entry with a nicely labeled plot showing
both lines on the same plot, then I intend
  
  21   Mon Jun 17 14:59:20 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralImproved Meshing in a COMSOL ModelIn order to make computations more efficient
and possibly allow the set of boundary conditions
based on Liu and Thorne's suggestion of a
 COMSOLMeshing.png 
  22   Tue Jun 18 15:26:50 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralAttempting to Implement Liu and Thorne's Boundary ConditionsLiu and Thorne demonstrated in their paper
that the optimal set of boundary conditions
for a problem like the one I am working on
  
  23   Wed Jun 19 14:59:13 2013 Emory BrownGeneralGeneralThe Relative Residual Convergence Error We have been encountering an error
in COMSOL for a while of the form "Failed
to find a solution.; The relative residual
  
  24   Thu Jun 20 10:26:38 2013 Matt A.GeneralGeneralThe Relative Residual Convergence ErrorEmory:
I don't understand how you're getting
the strain energy from the eigenvalue solver.
  
  25   Thu Jun 20 12:41:01 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralThe expression for the "work dissipated" in the TE and TR noise calculationsWhile discussing TE noise with Yanbei Chen,
it was realized that the expression for the
work dissipated W_diss was derivable from
 dissipated_work.pdf 
  26   Thu Jun 20 12:51:44 2013 Emory BrownGeneralGeneralThe Relative Residual Convergence ErrorI used the same integrator that we had
setup for use with the stationary solver.
 I had expected it to either fail or
  
  27   Thu Jun 20 16:29:38 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralDifferences on using a coarser mesh in calculating TR noiseIn the code for evaluating TR noise, the
parameter for automatic meshing (which can
take values from 1 to 9 -  1 being the
 difference_in_mesh.png 
  28   Sun Jun 23 14:00:05 2013 Emory BrownGeneralGeneralManipulating the Relative Tolerance  We have been seeing an error when
attempting to use a stationary solver in
conjunction with a set of boundary conditions
  
  29   Sun Jun 23 14:29:04 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralDifferences on using a coarser mesh in calculating TR noiseWhat about the dependence on the size of
the time slice?
It is unclear what the unit fo the
  
  30   Mon Jun 24 16:02:43 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralRebuilding a minimal version of our COMSOL model I rebuilt our COMSOL model in order
to see if I could find any errors in it and
to clean out unnessesary features and parameters.
  
  31   Mon Jun 24 18:00:26 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralThe problem of TE Noise calculation for a beam passing through a cylindrical substrateIn this post, I mention of my immediate
plan for the week and also describe the problem
I am looking at in brief.
  
  32   Tue Jun 25 15:16:59 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralSetting Up Looped Simulation for PID ControllerAfter setting up a COMSOL model that includes
the heat flux from the laser and the ring
heater, I've made the model solve over time
 Defocus.pngITMPlusRing.m 
  33   Tue Jun 25 15:18:41 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralA new boundary condition to attempt to avoid the relative residual error I contacted COMSOL support about
our difficulties with the relative residual
error and was told "Typically for solid
  
  34   Wed Jun 26 13:52:06 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralVerifying Relative Error in Defocus for Regular and Manual-Loop SimulationsTo verify the validity of the solutions
produced by the manual simulation, I've calculated
the relative error between the results from
 Defocus_Error.png 
  35   Wed Jun 26 15:23:55 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralSolving Time per Loop in Manual Dynamic SimulationI've attempted to determine the solving
time per loop as a function of the simulation
time, in an attempt to identify any trends
 SolvingTimePerLoop.png 
  36   Wed Jun 26 16:46:32 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralA convergent stationary solution By adding additional constraints
as described in the previous eLog to the
model I was able to get a convergent solution
 ConvergingModelMinimal-6-26-13.mph 
  37   Thu Jun 27 11:26:18 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralMissing factor of 4 and a comparison of analytic and simulated Brownian noise    
  38   Thu Jun 27 15:06:13 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralPID Function in Manual Simulation I have inserted a rudimentary PID
function into the manual simulation code
as a way to test whether or not the PID function
 ITMPlusRingPlusPID.mPID.m 
  39   Thu Jun 27 17:12:33 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralDefocusing in P-Controlled Manual Simulation To test the effectiveness of the
PID loop, I've only given a nonzero value
to the K_p constant and varied it over a
 Defocus_(P_Active).png 
  40   Fri Jun 28 11:54:10 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralMaintaining a constant volume while modifying the radii of the test mass faces When changing the dimensions of the
mirror, we want to keep a constant volume.
 To do so, we must modify the height of the
  
  41   Fri Jun 28 14:03:07 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralApproach for TE noise for beam in cavityIn this post I mention of the approach
that would be taken to solve for the TE noise
spectrum for a beam inside the substrate
 LL_derivations.pdf 
  42   Mon Jul 1 13:01:58 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralBrief Parameter Study on P-active Control Loop The following is a plot of the defocus
as a function of time with only the proportional
gain being nonzero. Only three cases were
 K_p.png 
  43   Mon Jul 1 17:31:40 2013 Arnaldo RodriguezOpticsGeneralParameter Study on Sampling Time for P-active Loop The following is a plot of the defocus
as a function of time for a fixed proportionality
gain of 150, and different listed sampling
 Deltat.png 
  44   Tue Jul 2 13:32:30 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralUsing Matlab to run our COMSOL simulations We want to be able to test a number
of values for the ratio of the radii of the frustum
which will be much easier once we can get
 model_7_1_13.mlooper.m 
  45   Wed Jul 3 00:04:46 2013 KojiOpticsGeneralUsing Matlab to run our COMSOL simulationsPlease use zipped files instead of uploading
extremely long text files on the elog. 
Or use wiki or svn instead of elog
  
  46   Thu Jul 4 15:23:47 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralAttempt to compute TE noise following Liu and ThorneLiu and Thorne, in their paper have analytically
solved for the TE noise spectra considering
the test mass to be a half infinite space.
 Liu&Thorne_type.bmpsomething_like_TE_1.bmpsomething_like_TE_1_10times.bmpsomething_like_TE_1_1000times.bmp2D_almost_infinte_TE.mph 
  47   Fri Jul 5 14:06:24 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralAttempt to compute TE noise following Liu and Thorne


   
        
            
 comparison.bmpL&T_COMSOL_difference.bmp 
  48   Mon Jul 8 15:47:23 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralMeshing error when varying geometry I attempted to run the Matlab code
built last week, but received an error that
the mesh failed to generate on the inner
  
  49   Mon Jul 8 18:39:31 2013 Matt A.OpticsGeneralMeshing error when varying geometry

    

       
            
  
  50   Mon Jul 8 19:04:35 2013 Matt A.OpticsGeneralMeshing error when varying geometry

    

       
            
 SimpleCylinder.mph 
  51   Tue Jul 9 14:45:04 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralMeshing error when varying geometryI tried removing the constraints and applied
force and was able to get close to the same
frequencies for the butterfly modes as the
 Eigenfrequency.png 
  52   Wed Jul 10 14:15:20 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralComparison of Umax and the frequency of the lowest eigenmode against ratioR I was able to run the looper program
designed last week over the interval ratioR=[0.5,
0.9] with a step size of 0.01 and obtained
 UmaxValuesVsRatioR.pngFrequencyLowestEigenmodes.pngdata.tar.gz 
  53   Wed Jul 10 17:52:18 2013 KojiGeneralGeneralHow to force time steps for a time dependent simulationA common trap in COMSOL:
When you run a time series simulation,
COMSOL tries to be "clever" by
  
  54   Thu Jul 11 19:16:12 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralTE noise problem - Matlab scriptThe present aim is the calculation of the
TE noise like Liu and Thorne. Although, the
results of Liu and Thorne are for the case
 TE_model.malmost_infinite_2D_axisym_TE_4.m 
  55   Fri Jul 12 00:09:17 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralAnalysis of substrate Brownian noise in a silicon test mass with changing ratioR value I performed the same analysis we
previously did on a test mass made of silicon
(using the built-in silicon within COMSOL)
 SiliconEigenfrequencyPlot.pngUmaxPlotSilicon.pngSilicon.tar.gz 
  56   Fri Jul 12 00:31:11 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralReversed face mirror design We had noticed that when we ran an
eigenfrequency analysis, there was often
a node (see attached screenshot) on the face
 node.png 
  57   Fri Jul 12 19:43:32 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralTE noise problem - Matlab script

    

       
            
 codes_TE_calc.zip 
  58   Sun Jul 14 15:13:46 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralTE noise problem - Matlab script

    

       
            
 codes_TE_calc_(2).zip 
  59   Mon Jul 15 13:14:30 2013 Emory BrownOpticsGeneralUmax curves for varying height test masses I ran sweeps over the ratioR range
from 0.5 to 0.9 for test masses with modified
height, and thus mass, which were otherwise
 MassComparison.png 
  60   Mon Jul 15 16:05:29 2013 Deep ChatterjeeGeneralGeneralTE noise problem - Matlab script

    

       
            
 codes_TE_calc.zipJul_15.bmp 
  61   Tue Jul 23 18:26:04 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralComparison between Liu and Thorne Results and COMSOL results for TE noiseIn this post I report of the results of
TE noise simulated by COMSOL for the TE noise
of Infinite test masses.
 Jul_23.bmpTE_calc_Jul23.zipJul_23.eps 
  67   Tue Jul 23 20:53:37 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralComparison between Liu and Thorne Results and COMSOL results for TE noise

    

       
            
 Jul_23_bettermesh2.eps 
  66   Tue Jul 23 20:53:37 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralComparison between Liu and Thorne Results and COMSOL results for TE noise

    

       
            
 Jul_23_bettermesh2.eps 
  65   Tue Jul 23 20:53:37 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralComparison between Liu and Thorne Results and COMSOL results for TE noise

    

       
            
 Jul_23_bettermesh2.eps 
  64   Tue Jul 23 20:53:37 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralComparison between Liu and Thorne Results and COMSOL results for TE noise

    

       
            
 Jul_23_bettermesh2.eps 
  63   Tue Jul 23 20:53:37 2013 Deep ChatterjeeOpticsGeneralComparison between Liu and Thorne Results and COMSOL results for TE noise

    

       
            
 Jul_23_bettermesh2.eps 
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