Optimizing Dipole and Quadrupole Strengths

    Multi-parameter design optimization to minimize beta functions in a rapid cycling synchrotron for a potential 2.4 MW beam power upgrade. Accelerator lattice design can be considered to be a multi-parameter optimization of selecting hundreds to thousands of magnet positions and strengths to achieve a stable beam with constraints of real world practicality. The optimization is complicated because the evaluation of the objective function fails when parameters lie outside of the zone of stability  Minimization of the beta functions is important because it results in lower accelerator design and construction costs. View slide

2/18/2020 1:42 PMMarcia A Teckenbrock