STATIC AND BUCKLING ANALYSIS OF A CRYOSTAT OUTER WALL (BELL-JAR) FOR THE WHOLE MAGNETIC SYSTEMS OF THE INTOR-NET FUSION REACTOR
In the framework of the studies performed for the Experimental Fusion Reactor INTOR/NET, the proposal was considered of enclosing the Torus and the whole magnetic system in a single large metallic containment under vacuum, constituting the outer boundary of the cryostat. Such a big containment (called the Bell-Jar) poses severe engineering problems of feasibility and stability, which are considered in the present article. The conceptual design was analyzed and developed in detail with extensive use of the Finite Element Method. The studies enable us to identify a configuation which is able to sustain the applied loads in stable equilibrium conditions within the allowable stress limits.
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, VOL. 74 (1982), PP. 317-324
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