Accession Number:

AD0879891

Title:

Mechanical Structure, Magnet Geometry and Fabrication Techniques for Lightweight Superconducting MHD Magnets.

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress rept. Feb 69-Sep 70,

Corporate Author:

FERRANTI-PACKARD LTD TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE