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Abstract

The Report is essentially divided into two parts: the Scientific and technical programme of the Project; the administration and organization of the Project. The first part of the Report starts with this section which includes a brief general introduction, provides an overview of the planning of the Report and sets the background to the Project. This is followed by a section on JET and the Euratom and International Fusion Programmes which summarises the main features of the JET apparatus and its experimental programme and explains the position of the Project in the overall Euratom programme. In addition, it explains how JET relates to other large fusion devices throughout the world and holds a pre- eminent position in fusion research. The next section reports on the technical status of the machine including: technical changes and achievements during 1987; details of the operational organisation of experiments and pulse statistics; and progress on enhancements in machine systems for future operation. This is followed by a section on the results of JET operations in 1987 which sets out the various operating conditions in terms of ohmic heating, radio-frequency (RF) heating, neutral beam (NB) heating and various combined scenarios in different magnetic field configurations; the overall global and local behaviour observed; and the progress towards breakeven situations. In particular, the comparative performance between JET and other tokamaks, in terms of fusion product obtained, shows the substantial achievements made by JET since the start of operations in 1983. This section concludes with a discussion of future scientific prospects. The final section of the first part of this Report describes the proposed future programme of JET which includes an extension until the end of 1992. The second part of the Report explains the organisation and management of the Project and describes the administration of JET. In particular, this part sets out the budget situation; contractual arrangements during 1987; and details of the staff complement. This part concludes with a description of services provided by the Joint Safety Services and Public Relations Section.

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Authors: JET JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK), JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: INFORMATION OFFICER, JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, OXON, OX14 3EA (UK), MENTIONING REPORT EUR 11596 EN, 1988, (FREE OF CHARGE)
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989126105000 / Last updated on: 1993-01-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en