Accession Number : AD0768222

Title :   Fabrication of a Lightweight Superconducting MHD Magnet.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 70-May 73,

Corporate Author : FERRANTI-PACKARD LTD TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Gluck,David ; Atherton,David L.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The report contains the details of fabricating a lightweight superconducting magnet suitable for a portable magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) project. Problems in winding of the pancake coils, bending of the coil ends to a saddle form and bonding of the insulation were overcome by controlled dimensioning and variable fixturing. Preimpregnated E glass filament strands are used for the former and hoops. Construction techniques are illustrated. Epoxy fibreglass cloth end plates and glass filament ties are used to restrain the end repulsive forces. Basic differences of the actual magnet fabricated and the final design conception (reference design 69) are included together with additional stress and heat calculations for the dewar and magnet system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC GENERATORS, MAGNETS), (*MAGNETS, *SUPERCONDUCTORS), SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, COILS, MANUFACTURING, AIRBORNE, CONTAINERS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE