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Title: Mechanical Design Studies of the MQXF Long Model Quadrupole for the HiLumi LHC

The Large Hadron Collider Luminosity upgrade (HiLumi) program requires new low-β triplet quadrupole magnets, called MQXF, in the Interaction Region (IR) to increase the LHC peak and integrated luminosity. The MQXF magnets, designed and fabricated in collaboration between CERN and the U.S. LARP, will all have the same cross section. The MQXF long model, referred as MQXFA, is a quadrupole using the Nb3Sn superconducting technology with 150 mm aperture and a 4.2 m magnetic length and is the first long prototype of the final MQXF design. The MQXFA magnet is based on the previous LARP HQ and MQXFS designs. In this paper we present the baseline design of the MQXFA structure with detailed 3D numerical analysis. A detailed tolerance analysis of the baseline case has been performed by using a 3D finite element model, which allows fast computation of structures modelled with actual tolerances. Tolerance sensitivity of each component is discussed to verify the actual tolerances to be achieved by vendors. In conclusion, tolerance stack-up analysis is presented in the end of this paper.
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  3. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  4. Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay (France)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1051-8223; 1508104; TRN: US1701113
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359; SC0000661
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: PP; Journal Issue: 99; Journal ID: ISSN 1051-8223
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), quadrupole; LARP; Nb3Sn magnet; shell-based support structure; long model; tolerance analysis
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