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  101   Sat Sep 5 15:17:41 2015 ranaGeneralConfigurationFEA logs mergedI moved the only entry from the 'ENG_FEA'
log into the COMSOL log and then renamed
that logbook as 'FEA' since we don't
  
  102   Fri Dec 4 18:32:02 2015 ranaGeneralConfigurationCOMSOL: remote server w/ matlabThis summarizes how to get the remote comsol
server to run. COMSOL 5.1.0.234 is now on
tegmeni thanks to Larry.
 BrownianSweep.tgz 
  105   Tue Jun 28 15:50:45 2016 Joy WestlandMechanicsAnalysisA Simple Model of the Modal Analysis of a Cantilever Circular/Cylinder Cross Section in ANSYS tutorialHere is a tutorial to implement a simple
Modal Analysis of a Cantilever Cylinder

1. Open the ANSYS workbench
 Simple_Cantilever_200_mm_Long_Geometry.PNGSimple_Cantilever_200_mm_Long.PNGComparison_between_ANSYS_and_Calculations_Fused_Silica_200_mm_L.PNG 
  106   Tue Jun 28 16:54:23 2016 Nikhil MathurMechanicsAnalysisAnsys 14.5 Indroductory Tutorial: Modal Frequency ConvergenceThis tutorial will go through how to show
frequency convergence for a cylindrical cantilever
using Ansys 14.5 and Mathematica.
 ConvergenceTutorial.pdf.gz 
  107   Wed Jun 29 14:14:44 2016 Joy WestlandMechanicsAnalysisANSYS Tutorials with Basic MeshingHere are a series of tutorials for basic
meshing principles from ANSYS Meshing Basics:


ANSYS Meshing Fine Mesh
  
  108   Fri Jul 29 14:33:41 2016 Joy WestlandMechanicsGeneralA Tutorial in Importing SolidWorks Files and Applying a Gaussian Force in ANSYS for a LIGO Test MassHere is a tutorial in importing SolidWorks
into ANSYS and the steps needed to apply
a Gaussian Force to the LIGO test mass that’s
 Bottom_Test_Mass_With_Ears.PNGApplying_Parameters.PNGApplying_Gaussian_Force.PNG 
  109   Sun May 7 18:22:35 2017 ranaGeneralVoyagerVoyager ITM: Radiative cooling with cold shield and cold CPI took
Aidan's COMSOL model for the ITM from
 ITM-ColdShield-CP.png 
  110   Mon Jul 24 15:35:34 2017 MariiaGeneralConfigurationRunning Comsol to Matlab WIth Gautam's help, I have created
a user directory in 40 meter Lab and
copied Rana's documents (MATLAB
  
  111   Mon Jul 24 15:54:26 2017 KojiGeneralConfigurationRunning Comsol to Matlab The number of licenses already used by
whom / still remains can be confirmed by
running the following command on a comsol-installed
  
  112   Wed Jul 26 20:14:46 2017 ranaGeneralConfigurationRunning Comsol to Matlab I've just tried this out on my desktop
machine using COMSOL 5.1 and its still working.
Which COMSOL is installed on optimus at the
  
  113   Fri Jul 28 15:48:58 2017 MariiaGeneralConfigurationComsol batch for windowsUsing the written path from elog by
ericq: Computer
Scripts/Programs, Comsol can be run from
  
  114   Mon Jul 31 22:18:57 2017 ranaGeneralGeneralusing more than 12 cores in matlabSince
2014, the limit of 12 workers using the matlab
parallel computing toolbox has been lifted.
 Screen_Shot_2017-07-31_at_10.11.35_PM.png 
  115   Thu Nov 2 17:23:56 2017 AaronMechanicsPonderSqueezeModelling suspension noiseaLIGO Suspensions Toy Model

On
Wednesday I started making my own model
of the aLIGO suspensions, with the top of
  
  116   Fri Nov 3 15:03:10 2017 AaronMechanicsPonderSqueezeModelling suspension noiseModel Geometry

Test
Mass

I found the dimension
of the test mass flat in the drawings of
  
  117   Wed Nov 15 14:05:12 2017 AaronMechanicsPonderSqueezeModelling suspension noiseModel Geometry

I
pared down the number of parameters in the
model to only the necessary ones. These are
  
  118   Mon Dec 4 16:27:13 2017 aaronMechanicsPonderSqueeze Meshing Surface Layers

Defining
New Selections

I don't know
why I wasn't seeing this problem with
  
  119   Mon Dec 4 17:42:53 2017 gautamMechanicsPonderSqueezeFEA on optimusWe could run the simulations on the 32
core machine in the 40m lab (optimus)? I
think Mariia was running some of her studies
  
  120   Mon Dec 4 19:49:32 2017 gautamMechanicsPonderSqueezeFEA on optimusIt's a good idea, I'll check out
her elogs and get it started tonight.

I found that I had the relative
  
  121   Tue Dec 5 10:50:54 2017 aaronMechanicsPonderSqueezeFEA on optimusI had some trouble running this on optimus.

Optimus has COMSOL 5.1 installed,
but I made these files in 5.3. I downloaded
  
  122   Tue Dec 5 19:50:47 2017 aaronMechanicsPonderSqueezeFEA on optimusGautam advised me against trying to install
version 5.3, lest it break version 5.1--I
had already gone through the install, but
  
  123   Tue Dec 12 11:50:12 2017 aaronMechanicsPonderSqueezeFEA on optimusSimulation results

First
run

Gautam ran the
COMSOL model on sandbox1 since we were trying
 SERaLIGO.jpg 
  124   Thu Jan 18 21:13:59 2018 aaronOpticsPonderSqueezemodifications to Gautam's 40m finesse modelI made a copy of Gautam's 40m model
to add the unstable filter cavity for
the ponderomotive squeezing project. I wanted
  
  125   Mon Jan 22 21:13:25 2018 aaronMechanicsPonderSqueezetips from ShoaibI talked with Shoaib about some changes
I could make to the FEA model to improve
convergence and reduce memory usage. Summary:
  
  126   Mon Jan 29 23:02:13 2018 aaronMechanicsPonderSqueezetips from ShoaibI started implemented some of these changes:


Started the mesh with a
boundary free quad mesh on the interface
  
  127   Sat Mar 17 15:27:48 2018 ranaGeneralGeneralfile size >> smallWhen saving your COMSOL files do these
two things to make the files much smaller
(good for saving in version control and sharing):
  
  128   Mon Aug 20 15:44:56 2018 ranaGeneralGeneralfile size >> smallAlso,


click 'Clear Mesh'
under the mesh menu
'Clear
  
  129   Sun Aug 26 16:42:54 2018 ranaMechanicsAnalysisTest Mass Thermal Noise: Consistency ChecksFor the Voyager test masses, we have been
considering a barrel coating to increase
the IR emissivity to increase the radiative
  
  130   Sun Aug 26 19:21:27 2018 ranaGeneralVoyagerVoyager ITM: Radiative cooling with cold shield and cold CPthis is a time dependent model of the previous
steady-state one


Cold Shield and CP held
 ITM-Cooldown.pdfCoolDown.webm 
  131   Thu Feb 14 12:38:51 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modellingSo I did a simple comsol model of laser
heating of a silicon disk, with only radiation,
to see the temperature variation at steady
 Screenshot_from_2019-02-14_12-47-11.pngScreenshot_from_2019-02-14_15-07-40.pngScreenshot_from_2019-02-14_15-41-41.pnggraph.pdf 
  132   Fri Feb 15 21:05:31 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modelling 

So I got the time dependence to
work, but I'm not sure what went wrong
 Screenshot_from_2019-02-15_21-40-01.png 
  133   Tue Feb 19 19:52:53 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modellingThe time step response to heating via laser
(22.5 mW) is given in the attached picture,
for 2 starting temperatures, 122.5 K and
 Screenshot_from_2019-02-19_19-52-10.png 
  134   Fri Mar 1 19:33:40 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modellingI've changed the heating to be from
two heat sources, to better model the situation
with a heater and a laser. The heater deposits
 Screenshot_from_2019-03-01_19-35-32.pngScreenshot_from_2019-03-01_19-36-02.pngScreenshot_from_2019-03-01_19-46-25.png 
  135   Mon Mar 4 17:22:07 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modellingI've updated the material properties
to vary with temperature, mainly in the range
of 90-140 K. Using the parametric sweep function
 Screenshot_from_2019-03-04_19-13-28.pngScreenshot_from_2019-03-04_19-14-41.pngScreenshot_from_2019-03-04_19-15-37.pngScreenshot_from_2019-03-04_19-15-56.png 
  136   Wed Mar 6 09:51:18 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modellingSo I tried adding the sapphire lens to
the comsol model, and I am having teething
issues. I can't seem to get the solver
 Screenshot_from_2019-03-06_09-31-24.png 
  137   Thu Mar 7 10:10:37 2019 Ching PinMechanics comsol modellingThere are no issues with the thermal side
of the modeling, the issue seems to be with
the structural mechanics side. I'm not
 Screenshot_from_2019-03-07_10-10-47.png 
  138   Tue May 12 14:16:28 2020 KojiGeneralGeneralFEA tutorial resourcescf. Forwarded email from Stephen

1) Tuesday Demo - Basics of FEA
Meshing G2000696
  
  139   Tue Aug 11 11:16:29 2020 aaronGeneralConfigurationCOMSOL with Matlab without displayWhen running comsol with matlab interface
on sandbox1, it is usually most convenient
to ssh with screen forwarding (eg '-CY')
  
  140   Tue Aug 11 16:35:07 2020 aaronGeneralConfigurationCOMSOL: remote server w/ matlabTo run COMSOL on sandbox1 with no
graphical Interface, here are the
steps that worked for me (Tue Aug 11 16:35:51
  
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