University of Notre Dame, Nuclear Science Laboratory, Ion Accelerator Enclosure

South Bend, IN

Client

BSA LifeStructures Inc.
University of Notre Dame

Completion

2011
University of Notre Dame, Nuclear Science Laboratory, Ion Accelerator Enclosure South Bend
University of Notre Dame, Nuclear Science Laboratory, Ion Accelerator Enclosure South Bend

Working for the University of Notre Dame, SGH completed a feasibility study (Phase 1) to determine how to support and enclose a 5 MV vertical ion accelerator over an existing physics laboratory.  The accelerator, weighing about 24,000 lbs, generates heavy ion beams used for physics research.  Following the study, SGH provided structural design and construction administration services for the construction of the ion accelerator support structure and enclosure structure (Phase 2) at the university’s Nuclear Science Laboratory.