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

Thermo-Magnetic Mechanical stability study of the MICE Spectrometer Solenoids

Aug 29, 2017, 1:15 PM
1h 45m
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Posters Area

Poster Presentation of 1h45m G7 - Multi-Physics Design and Analysis Tue-Af-Po2.10


Heng Pan (LBNL)


The muon ionization cooling experiment’s (MICE) purpose is to design and engineer a section of a cooling channel capable of giving the desired performance for a Neutrino Factory. Two spectrometer solenoids in the MICE cooling channel provide a uniform magnetic field for two five-plane scintillating fiber trackers to analyze the evolution of the muon beam emittance in the cooling channel. The MICE spectrometer solenoids contain five superconducting solenoids with different structural parameters. The five coils are wound on a single 6061- aluminum mandrel that forms the cold mass. A series finite element models were developed to analyze the thermal-mechanical behaviors of the cold mass: A 2D finite element structural model was created in ANSYS to analyze the static stresses development of the cold mass over the steps of winding to excitation; A 3D Opera model is used to evaluate the quench protection performance. The paper provides the static thermal load of the magnet, describes the static mechanical analyses performed and reports on the comparison between quench voltage measurements during training runs to those predicted from the 3D finite element analysis.

Submitters Country USA

Primary author

Heng Pan (LBNL)


Soren Prestemon (LBNL) Steve Virostek (Lawrence Berkeley Lab) Holger Witte (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Alan Bross (Fermilab)

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