Cryomodule Transportation

The activity was performed in the framework of PIP-II project at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, jointly by University of Pisa and Fermilab engineering teams. The goal of the activity was to develop a multilevel simulation tool aimed to characterize the vibration behavior of the prototype SSR1 Cryomodule, in the frequency range of interest for road transportation.

These tools can be used to design the Transportation Tooling and the suspension system needed to filter loads coming from the ground (roads), preventing the critical components from damage and leakage.

Research group
Paolo Neri, Francesco Bucchi, Andrea Barnaba

External collaborations:

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois (USA)


Main publications:

  • P. Neri, F. Bucchi, D. Passarelli, DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR THE ROAD TRANSPORTATION OF CRYOMODULE SSR1 THORUGH A MULTILEVEL FINITE ELEMENT-MULTIBODY APPROACH, 19th International Conference on RF Superconductivity, SRF2019, Dresden, Gemrany, 30 June – 5 July 2019
  • P. Neri, F. Bucchi, SVILUPPO MEDIANTE APPROCCIO FEM-MULTIBODY DI UN SISTEMA SOSPENSIVO PER IL TRASPORTO SU STRADA DEL CRIOMODULO SSR1, 48° Convegno Nazionale AIAS, Assisi, Italy, 4-7 Septemebr 2019
  • P. Neri, F. Bucchi, D. Passarelli, A multilevel finite element-multibody approach to design the suspension system for the road transportation of SSR1 cryomodule, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multibody Dynamics, Springer, Submitted.