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Title: Cryogenic support system

Abstract

A support system is disclosed for restraining large masses at very low or cryogenic temperatures. The support system employs a tie bar that is pivotally connected at opposite ends to an anchoring support member and a sliding support member. The tie bar extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cold mass assembly, and comprises a rod that lengthens when cooled and a pair of end attachments that contract when cooled. The rod and end attachments are sized so that when the tie bar is cooled to cryogenic temperature, the net change in tie bar length is approximately zero. Longitudinal force directed against the cold mass assembly is distributed by the tie bar between the anchoring support member and the sliding support member. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7271933
Patent Number(s):
4781034
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-060682
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 10 Jun 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; SUPPORTS; DESIGN; ANCHORS; CRYOGENICS; SIZE; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; 661210* - Cryogenics- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Nicol, T H, Niemann, R C, and Gonczy, J D. Cryogenic support system. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Nicol, T H, Niemann, R C, & Gonczy, J D. Cryogenic support system. United States.
Nicol, T H, Niemann, R C, and Gonczy, J D. Tue . "Cryogenic support system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A support system is disclosed for restraining large masses at very low or cryogenic temperatures. The support system employs a tie bar that is pivotally connected at opposite ends to an anchoring support member and a sliding support member. The tie bar extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the cold mass assembly, and comprises a rod that lengthens when cooled and a pair of end attachments that contract when cooled. The rod and end attachments are sized so that when the tie bar is cooled to cryogenic temperature, the net change in tie bar length is approximately zero. Longitudinal force directed against the cold mass assembly is distributed by the tie bar between the anchoring support member and the sliding support member. 7 figs.},
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