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

Characterization of the Stress Distribution on Nb3Sn Rutherford Cables Under Transverse Compression

Aug 29, 2017, 1:15 PM
1h 45m
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Poster Presentation of 1h45m G6 - Mechanical Behavior, Stress and Strain Tue-Af-Po2.09


Felix Josef Wolf (TU Bergakademie Freiberg (DE))


The coils of high field Nb3Sn magnets are submitted to large loads during assembly at ambient temperature and during operation at cold. This study addresses the characterization of the stress distribution on reacted and impregnated Nb3Sn Rutherford cables under transverse compression, at ambient temperature, in a similar configuration as seen during magnet assembly. We performed an experimental campaign on samples prepared in different configurations to measure the local stress distribution on the contact surface of the impregnated cable. Microstructural analysis of the residual sample deformation after the application of the load have also been done with X-ray absorption tomography. The results are presented and discussed in this paper.

Submitters Country Switzerland

Primary author

Felix Josef Wolf (TU Bergakademie Freiberg (DE))


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