Commit 7a1c8732 authored by Christopher Wipf's avatar Christopher Wipf

de-mystify a constant in the SUS TE calculation

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......@@ -234,7 +234,8 @@ def suspQuad(f, ifo, material='Silica'):
mu_h = 4 / r_w # surface to volume ratio, horizontal
mu_v = 2 / r_w # surface to volume ratio, vertical (wire)
# horizontal TE time constant, wires ( WHAT IS THIS CONSTANT 7.37e-2? )
# horizontal TE time constant, wires
# The constant 7.37e-2 is 1/(4*q0^2) from eq 12, C. Zener 10.1103/PhysRev.53.90 (1938)
tau_h = 7.37e-2 * 4 * (rho_w * C_w * xsect) / (pi * K_w)
# vertical TE time constant, blades
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