Conductor analysis of the ITER FEAT poloidal field coils during a plasma scenario
In the framework of the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) FEAT (Fusion Energy Advanced Tokamak) project, a fully superconducting PF (Poloidal Field) system has been designed in detail. The Central Solenoid and the 6 equilibrium coils constituting the PF system provide the magnetic fields which develop, shape and control the 15 MA plasma during the 1800 s of a typical plasma scenario. The 6 PF coils will be wound two-in-hand from a 45 kA niobium-titanium CICC (Cable-In-Conduit-Conductor). These coils will experience severe heat loads specially during the 400 s of the plasma burn: nuclear heating due to the 400 MW of fusion power, thermal radiation and AC losses (30 to 300 kJ). The AC losses along the PF coil pancakes are deduced from accurate magnetic field computations performed with a 3D magnetostatic code, TRAPS. The nuclear heating and the thermal radiation are assumed to be uniform over a given face of the PF coils.. These heat loads are used as input to perform the thermal and hydraulic analysis with a finite element code, GANDALF. The temperature increases (0.1 to 0.4 K) are computed, the margins and performances of the conductor are evaluated.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Proceedings of CEC/ICMC, 2002, pp. 2002242
Record Number: 200315726 / Last updated on: 2003-01-10
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