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TY - CONF AU - Papadopoulou, S. AU - Antoniou, F. AU - Efthymiopoulos, I. AU - Hostettler, M. AU - Iadarola, G. AU - Karastathis, N. AU - Kostoglou, S. AU - Papaphilippou, Y. AU - Trad, G. ED - Boland, Mark ED - Tanaka, Hitoshi ED - Button, David ED - Dowd, Rohan ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Tan, Eugene TI - Monitoring and Modelling of the LHC Emittance and Luminosity Evolution in 2018 J2 - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019 CY - Melbourne, Australia T2 - International Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 10 LA - english AB - Operating at 6.5 TeV, the LHC surpassed the expectations and delivered an average of 66 fb−1 integrated luminosity to the two high luminosity experiments ATLAS and CMS by the end of 2018. In order to provide a continuous feedback to the machine coordination for further optimizing the performance, an automated tool for monitoring the main beam parameters and machine configurations, has been devised and extensively used. New features like the coupling between the two planes and effects of noise, were added to the numerical model used since 2016 to calculate the machine luminosity. Estimates, based both on simulations and on observed beam parameters, were reported fill-by-fill as well as in overall trends during the year. Highlights of the observations including the observed additional emittance blow up (on top of IBS, SR and elastic scattering) as well as additional losses (on top of the expected proton burn off) are presented for the 2018 data. Finally, cumulated integrated luminosity projections from the model for the entire 2018 data based on different degradation mechanisms are compared also with respect to the achieved luminosity. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 3212 EP - 3215 KW - emittance KW - luminosity KW - operation KW - experiment KW - proton DA - 2019/06 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-208-0 DO - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-WEPTS046 UR - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/wepts046.pdf ER -