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Improved Modeling of Canted–Cosine–Theta Magnets


The Canted–Cosine–Theta is a design option for the next generation of high field superconducting dipoles being pursued within the US Magnet Development Program. This paper presents new modeling techniques developed for design and analysis of CCT magnets. For mechanical modeling in ANSYS, three approaches with increasing accuracy are compared: 2-D symmetry models; 3-D periodic symmetry models; and full 3-D models. Methods for the static and transient magnetic simulation using ANSYS are presented with a focus on circuit-coupled models for predicting magnet behavior following quench. Where applicable, simulation results are compared to data from CCT magnet tests at Berkeley.

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