DTL structure meeting 30.01.2009

S. Ramberger, R. Wegner, G. DeMichele, F. Grespan

DTL Power Coupler Simulations

  • Power Coupler 3D simulations with MWS and HFSS.
  • Reduced DTL Volume simulated (7th and 8th cell).
  • Installed WaveGuide geometry (short at Lamda_guide/4 = 31 cm from the Iris centre).
  • Discussion about the method described by Balleyguier in http://accelconf.web.cern.ch/accelconf/l98/PAPERS/MO4037.PDF , using 2 Eigenmode simulations in order to calculate the Qext.
  • good agreement (< 5%) between the simulation methods:
    • MWS:
      1. "Balleyguier" method
      2. Eigenmode solver for Qext calculation
    • HFSS:
      1. "Balleyguier" method
      2. Driven Modal solver for VSWR calculation
  • Scaling the simulations to the whole DTL volume: simulation with end walls PEC, Tank and Drift-Tubes dissipative; then scaling with the cell number; finally add the end walls to the total dissipated power.
  • Check the possibility to keep the PIMS Coupler Geometry for the DTL tanks: varying 1st the Wguide short length, 2nd the coupler height, 3rd the iris dimensions.

DTL Circuit Model

  • the geometrical estimation of the Coupling Capacitance (between Drift-Tubes and Tank) makes sense with the frequency fitting (within a factor 2).
  • the Stem circuit has been included in the model and the theoretical dispersion curve fit the measurements.
  • Post Couplers: simulations show the PC field not to interact with Stems -> maybe the PC circuit can avoid the Stems.
  • results of a circuit without coupling between PCs: dispersion curve fit the 1st and the 2nd frequency, but not the next.
  • look at the fields and currents of the 3D simulation to understand the Coupling between PC (inductance? Mutual inductance? Both?).
  • simulations with different number of PCs per cell, different Drift-Tube length, etc:
    • How does the PC's Dispersion Curve vary?
    • How does the effect of the PC vary on the axis?
    • Is it possible to define a "Number_of_PC/meter" in case of different Drift-Tubes Length?

DTL RF Power Test

  • Directivity of the directional coupler is fundamental to know, in order to correctly distinguish P_forward and P_reflected.

-- FrancescoGrespan - 04 Feb 2009

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