The mechanical design of the BARREL section of the detector CALIFA for R3B-FAIR.
1 Dpt. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vigo, E-36310 Vigo, Spain
2 Dtp. of Particle Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela, E-15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Published online: 20 March 2014
In this work we present the mechanical concept proposed for one of the sections of the detector CALIFA of the R3B experiment for FAIR. The use of an alveolar structure made of carbon-fiber composites allows for a light and robust solution to hold the active elements with an extreme mass ratio below 0.7%. The active core is supported by structural elements designed to make a fully operational assembly, taking care of different configurations and functionality. All the design has been developed using intensive calculation based in finite elements models and physical simulations.
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