SN0376 : Time Projection Chamber - Installation Structural Analysis of Support Columns

Author(s):M. Stuart
Date:Nov. 5, 1998
File(s)| sn0376.pdf
Abstract:Structural Analysis of the Support Columns. The support columns are used during installation of the TPC into the magnet. They are comprised of a box beam with two welded on flanges on the ends. The support columns are vertically mounted to the end flanges of the magnet, straddling the magnet's horizontal midplane. The installation beams are bolted to the center of the support columns, and resting on a support bracket mounted off the support column. The support columns must be able to take the weight of the TPC, the installation beams, and the guide trolley. The following analysis will demonstrate that the support column can safely handle the required loads.