Michael Stephen Poole1, Hector Sanchez Lopez1, Shin-ichi Urayama2, Hitohsi Kitaguchi3, Osamu Ozaki4, Stuart Crozier1
1ITEE, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; 2Human Brain Research Center, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; 3National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan; 4Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobe, Japan
A new method is presented for simulating the eddy currents induced in magnet cryostat structures by switching gradient coils. Multiple thick cryostat layers are modelled accurately using the network method. Fourier decomposed basis-functions in z and Φ allow the 3D simulation of eddy currents from X, Y, Z or any other coils. Simulations are applied to the cryostat of a HTS magnet currently under construction.