Mechanical Structure, Magnet Geometry and Fabrication Techniques for Lightweight Superconducting MHD Magnets.
Technical progress rept. Feb 69-Sep 70,
FERRANTI-PACKARD LTD TORONTO (ONTARIO)
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This report considers the mechanical structure, magnet geometry and fabricationtechniques for lightweight superconducting magnets for airbornemagnetohydrodynamic MHD GENERATORS. The magnetic forces originating in anoverlapping-circle cross section of a pancake-wound saddle coil are calculatedin detail. The pinch forces are supported by an internal tubular former andthe Lorentz forces by external hoops. End cross-overs are restrained byplates held by tie rods between ends. Glass reinforced epoxy composites areused for the entire mechanical structure. A detailed stress analysis ispresented for the structure for a 6.5 tesla 33 cm winding bore dipole magnet.Fabrication techniques are outlined. Test program results are presented anddiscussed. Author-PL
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