Circuit Coupling for CERN’s Finite Element Quench Simulation (FiQuS) Framework

Master thesis, Projectseminar, Bachelor thesis

CERN started a project last year to build a comprehensive open-source quench simulation tool called FiQuS (Finite Element Quench Simulation). It is based on the finite element (FE) framework ONELAB and written mostly in Python. The idea is to build a flexible tool which allows users to build and simulate complex models from human-readable inputs hiding the complexity of the FE kernel. In order to simulate real-world accelerator magnet circuits, this project aims at coupling FE magnet models from FiQuS with electric circuits [1], which can then be solved by circuit simulators such as Xyce. A key aspect will be to hide the complexities of this coupling from the users who are typically not FE experts.