Design and Test of the General Dynamics SSC Model Magnets
The Collider Dipole Magnet (CDM) Program includes four model magnets, labeled DSD 101-104, designed and fabricated by General Dynamics in collaboration with the SSCL. The purpose of these 1.8 meter long dipole magnets is to demonstrate the design features of the 15 meter long CDM cold mass. Some of the new features include a redesigned coil cross-section, polyimide cable insulation, Spaulrad/Ultem coil end parts, fine-blanked and semi-perforated collars and yokes, and revised quench heaters. The magnets were fabricated by General Dynamics and SSCL personnel at the SSCL Magnet Development Laboratory in Waxahachie, Texas. This paper discusses the design, fabrication, and test of these model magnets.
KeywordsWelding Manifold Shrinkage Lamination Polyimide
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