LHCb Outer Tracker
Finite Element Model of the Support Bridge
The global description of the OT Station design can be found in the
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:
OT/IT in the nominal position
(Load Set 1)
OT slid out
(Load Set 2)
Worst-case scenario with full load in the center, e.g. during detector
(Load Set 3)
Only "long" OT half slid out
(Load Set 4)
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).
The 3D displacements calculated in the
FEMs shown above as a result of applying these
load sets are shown in the
3D displacements under four load sets in the FEM.