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Title: Superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus structural support system

Abstract

A superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus comprising a cylindrical superconducting coil; a cylindrical coil containment vessel enclosing the coil and adapted to hold a liquid, such as liquefied helium; and a cylindrical vacuum vessel enclosing the coil containment vessel and located in a restraining structure having inner and outer circumferential walls and a floor; the apparatus being provided with horizontal compression members between (1) the coil and the coil containment vessel and (2) between the coil containment vessel and the vacuum vessel, compression bearing members between the vacuum vessel and the restraining structure inner and outer walls, vertical support members (1) between the coil bottom and the coil containment vessel bottom and (2) between the coil containment vessel bottom and the vacuum vessel bottom, and external supports between the vacuum vessel bottom and the restraining structure floor, whereby the loads developed by thermal and magnetic energy changes in the apparatus can be accommodated and the structural integrity of the apparatus be maintained.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  2. (Batavia, IL)
  3. (Naperville, IL)
  4. (Downers Grove, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868301
Patent Number(s):
5115219
Assignee:
Chicago Bridge and Iron Technical Services (Oak Brook, IL) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
BNA-001-88-C-0027
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
superconducting; magnetic; energy; storage; apparatus; structural; support; comprising; cylindrical; coil; containment; vessel; enclosing; adapted; hold; liquid; liquefied; helium; vacuum; located; restraining; structure; inner; outer; circumferential; walls; floor; provided; horizontal; compression; bearing; vertical; bottom; external; supports; whereby; loads; developed; thermal; changes; accommodated; integrity; maintained; vertical support; superconducting magnet; outer wall; structural support; superconducting coil; vacuum vessel; containment vessel; energy storage; structural integrity; apparatus comprising; superconducting magnetic; outer walls; vessel bottom; magnetic energy; outer circumferential; storage apparatus; /335/

Citation Formats

Withers, Gregory J., Meier, Stephen W., Walter, Robert J., Child, Michael D., and DeGraaf, Douglas W. Superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus structural support system. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Withers, Gregory J., Meier, Stephen W., Walter, Robert J., Child, Michael D., & DeGraaf, Douglas W. Superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus structural support system. United States.
Withers, Gregory J., Meier, Stephen W., Walter, Robert J., Child, Michael D., and DeGraaf, Douglas W. Wed . "Superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus structural support system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868301.
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title = {Superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus structural support system},
author = {Withers, Gregory J. and Meier, Stephen W. and Walter, Robert J. and Child, Michael D. and DeGraaf, Douglas W.},
abstractNote = {A superconducting magnetic energy storage apparatus comprising a cylindrical superconducting coil; a cylindrical coil containment vessel enclosing the coil and adapted to hold a liquid, such as liquefied helium; and a cylindrical vacuum vessel enclosing the coil containment vessel and located in a restraining structure having inner and outer circumferential walls and a floor; the apparatus being provided with horizontal compression members between (1) the coil and the coil containment vessel and (2) between the coil containment vessel and the vacuum vessel, compression bearing members between the vacuum vessel and the restraining structure inner and outer walls, vertical support members (1) between the coil bottom and the coil containment vessel bottom and (2) between the coil containment vessel bottom and the vacuum vessel bottom, and external supports between the vacuum vessel bottom and the restraining structure floor, whereby the loads developed by thermal and magnetic energy changes in the apparatus can be accommodated and the structural integrity of the apparatus be maintained.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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