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Abstract

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.

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Authors: BIGGIO M, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MATEC-MODELLI MATEMATICI SRL, MILANO (ITALY);AIROLA J, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MATEC-MODELLI MATEMATICI SRL, MILANO (ITALY);FARFALETTI CASALI F, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MATEC-MODELLI MATEMATICI SRL, MILANO (ITALY);TURRI M JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MATEC-MODELLI MATEMATICI SRL, MILANO (ITALY);MATEC-MODELLI MATEMATICI SRL, MILANO (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MATEC-MODELLI MATEMATICI SRL, MILANO (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, VOL. 74 (1982), PP. 317-324
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