Pohlman, Nicholas A.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory is a state of the art research facility located in Batavia, Illinois. In their Muon g-2 Experiment, which requires the utmost precision, a large source of uncertainty has been the lack of a steady temperature within the 50 ft wide, superconducting, electromagnetic ring that is critical to the experiment. For any increase in temperature in the room, it experiences a deformation that renders any calibrations made useless and increases the error on the data collected. The temperature rises during the experiment due to the amount of heat producing equipment, and so the proposed solution was to add increased cooling capacity, along with fans to swirl the air in an attempt to homogenize the heat within the room. To verify this solution, a fluid flow simulation program, ANSYS CFX, was used to evaluate multiple configurations of this proposal. MATLAB, a mathematical programming software, was used to analyze the results of the simulations to determine the best configuration. It was found that the proposed idea would yield positive results and would ultimately lessen the error for the Muon g-2 Experiment.
Helsper, Joshua F. and Corbett, Thomas M., "Ventilating the Heat Load within the Muon g-2 Experiment" (2019). Honors Capstones. 1372.
Northern Illinois University
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