Integrated design of superconducting accelerator magnets. A case study of the main quadrupole*
CERN, LHC-ICP, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Corresponding author: stephan.Russenschuck@cern.ch
Accepted: 8 September 1997
Published online: 15 January 1998
This paper describes the software tool which has been developed for the design of the superconducting magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Applied methods include numerical field calculation with a reduced vector-potential formulation, the application of vector-optimization methods, and the use of genetic as well as deterministic minimization algorithms. Together with the applied concept of features, the software tool is used as an approach towards integrated design of superconducting magnets. The main quadrupole magnet for the LHC, which was designed at CEA Saclay (France) using a different approach, was chosen as an example for the integrated design process. The paper focuses on the design issues and is not a project report on the main quadrupoles under construction.
PACS: 85.25.Ly – Superconducting magnets; magnetic levitation devices / 41.85.Lc – Beam focusing and bending magnets, wiggler magnets, and quadrupoles / 02.70.Dh – Finite element and Galerkin methods
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