Quench Energies of Potted Magnets, III

  • Lawrence Dresner
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 31)


Several different formulas have been proposed for estimating quench energies of potted magnets.1–3 These formulas, although based on plausible approximations, disagree with one another by factors of 2 to 6. By the use of maximum and minimum principles for the heat balance equation, it has been possible to determine whether each estimate is an upper or lower bound.


Potted Magnet Heat Balance Equation Longitudinal Thermal Conductivity Quench Energy Transverse Thermal Conductivity 
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  1. 1.
    L. Dresner, Quench energies of potted magnets, in “Proc. 27th Meeting of the Japanese Cryogenic Engineering Society,” Tokyo (Nov. 4–6, 1981 ), p. 15.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    L. Dresner, Quench energies of potted magnets, IEEE Trans. Mag. MAG-21 2: 392–95 (March 1985).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    M. N. Wilson, “Superconducting Magnets,” Clarendon Press, Oxford (1983), pp. 79–84.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    M. H. Protter and H. F. Weinberger, “Maximum Principles in ferential Equations,” Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1967).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Dresner
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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