Fabrication and as-Built Design of the 50 mm Aperture SSC Model Quadrupole Magnets
Three 50 mm aperture model quadrupole magnets, designated as QSE-101 through 103, have been built at SSC Laboratory, two of which have have been tested at 4.25 K. The original concepts for the magnet and tooling design as well as assembly procedures have been evaluated in this program. Throughout this process, several magnet components were modified to improve the performance, reliability, and manufacturing of the magnet. The original magnet assembly procedures and design specific tooling were also evaluated and modified to accommodate fabrication of the model magnet. Fabrication and redesign of the model quadrupole magnet has resulted in good magnet performance as well as a more reliable, cost effective, and more production oriented magnet and tooling design. The new concepts which have emerged and the lessons learned from this effort are being applied to the design of magnets and tooling for the SSC Interaction Region quadrupoles as well as other SSC magnets which may be fabricated at the SSC. In this paper a discussion of the magnet and tooling design modifications, assembly processes, and the lessons learned during assembly and evaluation of QSE-101 through 103 is presented.
KeywordsDipole Magnet Cable Tension Bend Radius Gage Block Coil Size
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