LHCb Outer Tracker

Finite Element Model of the Support Bridge


The global description of the OT Station design can be found in the Introduction . To optimize the design of the Support Bridge , a Finite Element Models (FEM) was employed. In the FEM, a set of loads is applied as shown in the table below , in order to study the displacements of the Support Bridge:
Load sets: OT in position (top left); OT slid out (top right); full load in the center (bottom left); half OT slid out (bottom right).
Load Set 1 Load Set 2
Load Set 3 Load Set 4

The 3D displacements calculated in the FEMs shown above as a result of applying these load sets are shown in the pictures below.

3D displacements under four load sets in the FEM.
3D Displacements