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Title: Method and apparatus for making superconductive magnet coils

Abstract

A curved, shell-type magnet coil, adapted to be used in a superconducting magnet, is wound by providing a mandrel having a tubular cylindrical mid-portion terminating at both ends in tapered end portions formed with longitudinal slots having flexible fingers therebetween. An elongated electrical conductor is wound around an elongated oval-shaped pole island engaged with the outside of the cylindrical mid-portion, to form a multiplicity of oval-shaped turns engaged with a 180-degree segment of the mandrel. The coil turns have longitudinal portions with curved portions therebetween, engaging the tapered end portions of the mandrel. Upon completion of the winding, tapered expansion members are fully inserted into the tapered end portions, to displace the flexible fingers outwardly into a cylindrical form and to displace the curved portions of the turns into a shape conforming to such cylindrical form while also exerting increased tension upon the turns to minimize draping of the turns and to enhance the mechanical integrity of the coil. A half cylinder clamp may then be employed to clamp the coil, whereupon the coil may be solified by the use of an epoxy adhesive.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (El Cerrito, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
OSTI Identifier:
865678
Patent Number(s):
4554731
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; superconductive; magnet; coils; curved; shell-type; coil; adapted; superconducting; wound; providing; mandrel; tubular; cylindrical; mid-portion; terminating; tapered; portions; formed; longitudinal; slots; flexible; fingers; therebetween; elongated; electrical; conductor; oval-shaped; pole; island; engaged; outside; form; multiplicity; 180-degree; segment; engaging; completion; winding; expansion; inserted; displace; outwardly; shape; conforming; exerting; increased; tension; minimize; draping; enhance; mechanical; integrity; half; cylinder; clamp; employed; whereupon; solified; epoxy; adhesive; magnet coils; superconducting magnet; electrical conductor; shape conforming; mechanical integrity; curved portion; elongated electrical; portions formed; /29/336/505/

Citation Formats

Borden, Albert R. Method and apparatus for making superconductive magnet coils. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Borden, Albert R. Method and apparatus for making superconductive magnet coils. United States.
Borden, Albert R. Tue . "Method and apparatus for making superconductive magnet coils". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865678.
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abstractNote = {A curved, shell-type magnet coil, adapted to be used in a superconducting magnet, is wound by providing a mandrel having a tubular cylindrical mid-portion terminating at both ends in tapered end portions formed with longitudinal slots having flexible fingers therebetween. An elongated electrical conductor is wound around an elongated oval-shaped pole island engaged with the outside of the cylindrical mid-portion, to form a multiplicity of oval-shaped turns engaged with a 180-degree segment of the mandrel. The coil turns have longitudinal portions with curved portions therebetween, engaging the tapered end portions of the mandrel. Upon completion of the winding, tapered expansion members are fully inserted into the tapered end portions, to displace the flexible fingers outwardly into a cylindrical form and to displace the curved portions of the turns into a shape conforming to such cylindrical form while also exerting increased tension upon the turns to minimize draping of the turns and to enhance the mechanical integrity of the coil. A half cylinder clamp may then be employed to clamp the coil, whereupon the coil may be solified by the use of an epoxy adhesive.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
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