Escaler, X.; Koubychine, Y.A.; Blasco, V.; Romero, J.; Sanchez, A.; Prieto, M.; Shvedunov, V. Mechanical Engineering Design of Synchrotron Radiation Equipment and Instrumentation p. 173-175 Data de presentació: 2016-09-13 Presentació treball a congrés
The cooling system of the race-track microtron (RTM), which is under construction at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has been simulated by means of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. The hydraulic and thermal performance of the system for various operation conditions has been studied. Firstly, the hydraulic model has been validated by comparison with experimental measurements at different flow rates. Then, the cooling fluid temperatures and the pressure losses of the system have been determined and the capacity of the current design to remove the generated heat at nominal power has been confirmed. Finally, the maximum and average wall temperatures and heat transfer coefficients inside the accelerating structure have been calculated. These results have allowed us to localize sections of the cooling system with a low convection due to detached flows where, therefore, a risk of zones of high temperatures exists. An optimization of the cooling circuit with the aim to reduce such high temperature zones has been proposed.
Koubychine, Y.A.; Blasco, V.; Romero, J.; Sanchez, A.; Montoro, G.; Shvedunov, V. International Particle Accelerator Conference p. 3165-3167 Data de presentació: 2014-07-11 Presentació treball a congrés
A simple control system has been developed for the
commissioning of a compact 12 MeV race-track
microtron which is under construction at the Technical
University of Catalonia. It is of modular structure and is
based on LabView programs at a conventional PC and
ATmega microcontrollers. Apart from modules to
monitor different RTM systems it also includes an
Automatic Frequency Control of the magnetron frequency
and interlocks. The architecture and main features of the
modules are described and results of their operation are
reported. Further developments of the control system and
interfaces are on the way.