IMPACT OF THE TF COIL PERFORMANCE ON COST AND COMPACTNESS OF NEXT-GENERATION TOKAMAKS
The impact of the TF magnet performance on NET-like devices is analyzed with a view to cost, compactness and critical performance parameters of a tokamak, using the SUPERCOIL system code. The TF coil performance is characterized by the maximum allowable field at the coils and the maximum allowable tensile stress. The main result is that enhanced magnet performance is a tool to increase compactness, but it affords no obvious cost benefit. If compactness is adopted as a goal, a high field is not per se beneficial, but in a device of given performance, design characteristics and underlying physical assumptions there is an upper limit on the field that cannot be exceeded.
Bibliographic Reference: 14TH SOFT CONFERENCE, AVIGNON (FRANCE), SEPT. 8-12, 1986 VOL. 1, PP. 393-398 1895 P., 1986, VOL. 1 AND VOL. 2, ISBN 0 08 034935 8 WRITE TO PERGAMON PRESS, HEADINGTON HILL HALL, OXFORD, OX3 0BW (UK), PRICE: UKL 220 (FOR BOTH VOLS.)
Record Number: 1989126046001 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
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