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Abstract

A scaling rule to show how the cost of a superconducting toroidal field coil system for a future tokamak fusion reactor depends on the major parameters of the device is described. For values of toroidal field in the range of interest the cost scales approximately with the square of the peak field on the coil. The cost scaling is applied to a simple tokamak reactor cost model which suggests that the economic incentive to use high field, high wall loading reactors is reduced.

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Authors: COOKE P I H CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON. (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: 10TH SYMPOSIUM ON FUSION ENGINEERING, PHILADELPHIA (USA), DEC. 5-9, 1983 VOL. 2, PP. 1839-1843 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31960 ORA
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