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Investigation of suitability of the method of volume averaging for the study of heat transfer in superconducting accelerator magnet cooled by superfluid helium

Allain, Hervé and Van Weelderen, Rob and Baudouy, Bertrand and Quintard, Michel and Prat, Marc and Soulaine, Cyprien Investigation of suitability of the method of volume averaging for the study of heat transfer in superconducting accelerator magnet cooled by superfluid helium. (2013) Cryogenics, 53. 128-134. ISSN 0011-2275

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cryogenics.2012.07.001

Abstract

In the field of applied superconductivity, there is a growing need to better understand heat transfers in superconducting accelerator magnets. Depending on the engineering point of view looked at, either 0-D, 1-D, 2D or 3D modeling may be needed. Because of the size of these magnets, alone or coupled together, it is yet, impossible to study this numerically for computational reasons alone without simplification in the description of the geometry and the physics. The main idea of this study is to consider the interior of a superconducting accelerator magnet as a porous medium and to apply methods used in the field of por-ous media physics to obtain the equations that model heat transfers of a superconducting accelerator magnet in different configurations (steady-state, beam losses, quench, etc.) with minimal compromises to the physics and geometry. Since the interior of a superconducting magnet is made of coils, collars and yoke filled with liquid helium, creating channels that interconnect the helium inside the magnet, an upscaling method provides models that describe heat transfer at the magnet scale and are suitable for numerical studies. This paper presents concisely the method and an example of application for super-conducting accelerator magnet cooled by superfluid helium in the steady-state regime in considering the thermal point of view.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original publication is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire - CERN (SWITZERLAND)
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