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Application of the finite element method in the structural design of the main magnets, vacuum chambers and resonators of an open sector cyclotron

J. A. Strasheim, R. J. du Preez
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 3, No 1 | a1067 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v3i1.1067 | © 1984 J. A. Strasheim, R. J. du Preez | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 March 1984 | Published: 18 March 1984

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J. A. Strasheim,, South Africa
R. J. du Preez,, South Africa

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Abstract

The central role played by finite element analysis in the structural design of the main magnets, vacuum chamber and resonator of a 200 MeV open sector cyclotron facility for the National Accelerator Centre at Faure, South Africa, is described. The design evolved through a series of conceptual layouts of the structures involved. A finite element model of a main magnet, a main magnet vacuum chamber, one of a resonator, three of a resonator vacuum chamber and three of a valley vacuum chamber have been drawn up so far.

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