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Title: Optimization of magnet end-winding geometry

Abstract

A simple, almost entirely analytic, method for the optimization of stress-reduced magnet-end winding paths for ribbon-like superconducting cable is presented. This technique is based on characterization of these paths as developable surfaces, i.e., surfaces whose intrinsic geometry is flat. The method is applicable to winding mandrels of arbitrary geometry. Computational searches for optimal winding paths are easily implemented via the technique. Its application to the end configuration of cylindrical Superconducting Super-Collider (SSC)-type magnets is discussed. The method may be useful for other engineering problems involving the placement of thin sheets of material.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. (Grumman Corporate Research Center, Princeton, NJ (United States))
  2. (Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (United States). Physics Dept.)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7047534
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30:2Pt1; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9464
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; DESIGN; SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER; SUPERCONDUCTING CABLES; WINDING MACHINES; CABLES; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC CABLES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETS; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; STORAGE RINGS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; 430300* - Particle Accelerators- Auxiliaries & Components

Citation Formats

Reusch, M.F., Weissenburger, D.W., and Nearing, J.C.. Optimization of magnet end-winding geometry. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1109/20.312253.
Reusch, M.F., Weissenburger, D.W., & Nearing, J.C.. Optimization of magnet end-winding geometry. United States. doi:10.1109/20.312253.
Reusch, M.F., Weissenburger, D.W., and Nearing, J.C.. Tue . "Optimization of magnet end-winding geometry". United States. doi:10.1109/20.312253.
@article{osti_7047534,
title = {Optimization of magnet end-winding geometry},
author = {Reusch, M.F. and Weissenburger, D.W. and Nearing, J.C.},
abstractNote = {A simple, almost entirely analytic, method for the optimization of stress-reduced magnet-end winding paths for ribbon-like superconducting cable is presented. This technique is based on characterization of these paths as developable surfaces, i.e., surfaces whose intrinsic geometry is flat. The method is applicable to winding mandrels of arbitrary geometry. Computational searches for optimal winding paths are easily implemented via the technique. Its application to the end configuration of cylindrical Superconducting Super-Collider (SSC)-type magnets is discussed. The method may be useful for other engineering problems involving the placement of thin sheets of material.},
doi = {10.1109/20.312253},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); (United States)},
issn = {0018-9464},
number = ,
volume = 30:2Pt1,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}