Buckling analysis and results post-processing of the W7-X inner vacuum vessel
The magnet of the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator consists of five modules each containing five types of non-planar coils. Two vessel systems outside and inside the toroidal magnet curvature confine the vacuum for cryogenic operation. The shape of the inner vacuum vessel is defined by geometry between the surface of the plasma and the inside surface of the coils. The subject of this analysis is the test cryostat for W7-X. A buckling analysis has been performed to obtain the critical-load factors. The method used to perform the calculations is described together with some special demands for the post-processing.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Computers and Structures, Vol. 64 (1997) No. 5/6, pp. 1165-1173
Record Number: 199710981 / Last updated on: 1997-08-14
Original language: en
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