Materials pp 421-428 | Cite as

Large Scale Tests of Composite Support Struts for Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Rings

  • R. P. Walsh
  • R. P. Reed
  • J. D. McColskey
  • M. Tupper
  • E. Johnson
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 38)

Abstract

Cold-to-warm struts will be used in superconducting magnet energy storage plants to support the superconducting magnet ring. A prototype design of the structural support struts was tested by simulating the in-service, thermal and mechanical, conditions. The maximum strength measured, with the simulated in-service conditions, was 519 MPa (75 ksi). Problems with the design of the end fittings for the struts prohibited determination of the material’s ultimate strength.

Keywords

Longitudinal Crack Loud Noise Ultimate Compressive Strength Composite Tube Multiple Piece 
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References

  1. 1.
    NISTIR 3966, “A Cryogenic 4.4 MN Mechanical Test System for Full Scale Tests of Composite Support Struts,” R.P. Walsh, R.P. Reed, J.D. McColskey, W. Fehringer, and J.R. Berger.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Walsh
    • 1
  • R. P. Reed
    • 1
  • J. D. McColskey
    • 1
  • M. Tupper
    • 2
  • E. Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Reliability DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA
  2. 2.General AtomicsSan DiegoUSA

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