Mechanical Behavior of B&W Short Quadrupole Model Magnets
B&W planned to build four short quadrupole magnets for the SSC project. The major purpose of building these model magnets is to examine the quench behavior. Good quench performance can be achieved when adequate prestress is applied by the collar to the coils to prevent relative motion between the two. In order to detect and monitor the prestress, a set of eight straingage transducers was installed in each model magnet. In this paper, we examine the mechanical behavior of the coils as being detected by these transducers. Three of the short model magnets have been built and tested. To avoid unnecessary repetition and yet retain details, we concentrate on the test results of one magnet — QSH-802.
KeywordsThermal Cycle Lorentz Force Model Magnet Liquid Helium Temperature Initial Resistance
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