|The Use of a New Modular Approach in the Mechanical Design of Superconducting Magnets|
|C. Gourdin, L. Champaney, P. Védrine|
This paper focuses on the mechanical design of superconducting magnets with a new modular approach developed by a mechanical research laboratory (the LMT-Cachan). The structure of superconducting magnets exhibits many frictional contact zones, the loading conditions are complex and the results must be more and more accurate. The use of classical finite element method can be heavy and difficult. So a new modular approach, described here in, can treat the same problem with more efficiency and with a less numerical cost.