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A flexible method for rapid force computation in elliptical magnets


Snape-Jenkinson, CJ and Crozier, S and Forbes, LK, A flexible method for rapid force computation in elliptical magnets, Measurement Science and Technology, 12, (6) pp. 716-722. ISSN 0957-0233 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1088/0957-0233/12/6/310


The design of open-access elliptical cross-section magnet systems has recently come under consideration. Obtaining values for the forces generated within these unusual magnets is important to progress the designs towards feasible instruments. This paper presents a novel and flexible method for the rapid computation of forces within elliptical magnets. The method is demonstrated by the analysis of a clinical magnetic resonance imaging magnet of elliptical cross-section and open design. The analysis reveals the non-symmetric nature of the generated Maxwell forces, which are an important consideration, particularly in the design of superconducting systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Condensed matter physics
Research Field:Electronic and magnetic properties of condensed matter; superconductivity
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
UTAS Author:Forbes, LK (Professor Larry Forbes)
ID Code:21214
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Mathematics
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-02

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