Tile Calorimeter Submodule Construction at the University of Chicago

The Chicago ATLAS group is assembling 192 Tile Calorimeter submodules for use in the ATLAS detector. These submodules are the basic modular components of the Tile Calorimeter's mechanical assembly. Each submodules consists of a stack of steel plates of different thicknesses (master plates and spacer plates) bonded together with a structural adhesive, and welded with straps at its four corners. Each submodule weighs approximately 900 kg, and has dimensions of approximately 1.6 m by .4 m by .25 m.

Assembly team with first completed submodule
Extended Barrel Module 0