Assembly and test of the W7-X demo-cryostat
An overview is given on the status of the demo-cryostat project for the WENDELSTEIN 7-X stellarator. Construction and assembly of the prototype are finished, and the test period is near completion. The intention of this project was to get experience with design and construction of W7-X components, as well as with assembly of this complex system. The goal is now practically achieved, and it could be demonstrated that the W7-X crystal can be built with reasonable effort. Many of the solutions found can be adopted directly for the W7-X, or are starting points for further improvements. A short description is given of the cryostat, its assembly, and of the most important tests which were performed so far.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in:Fusion Engineering and Design, 58-59 (2001), pp. 861-866
Record Number: 200214323 / Last updated on: 2002-02-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en