27 August 2017 to 1 September 2017
RAI Congress Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Windability tests of Nb3Sn Rutherford cables for HL-LHC and FCC

30 Aug 2017, 13:15
1h 45m
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Poster Presentation of 1h45m A1 - Superconducting Accelerator Magnets Wed-Af-Po3.01


Dariusz Pulikowski (CERN)


In the framework of the development of high field magnets made of Nb3Sn superconductor for projects like HL-LHC and FCC studies, it is needed to refine the understanding of the winding process and its impact of the overall mechanical integrity of the conductor. The mechanical behaviour during winding of the unreacted Rutherford type Nb3Sn cables has been studied experimentally. In order to quantify the windability of the various cable designs the measurement method and a dedicated specimen scanning device has been developed. The validation of the device and achieved repeatability are presented. The first obtained test results for cables for HL-LHC, 11 T dipole RRP®, 11 T dipole PIT and MQXF are shown.

Submitters Country Switzerland

Primary authors

Dariusz Pulikowski (CERN) Friedrich Lackner (CERN) Christian Scheuerlein (CERN) Davide Tommasini (CERN) Frederic Savary (CERN) Prof. Mirosław Pajor (West Pomeranian University of Technology (PL))

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