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Configuration space control for Wendelstein 7-X

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM

Abstract

The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator (W7-X) is a superconducting fusion experiment, presently under construction at the Greifswald branch of the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik. W7-X is a device with high geometrical complexity due to the close packing of the components in the cryostat and their complex 3D shape e.g. of the superconducting coils. The tasks of configuration space control are to ensure that all these components do not collide with each other under a set of defined configurations, i.e. at the time of assembly, at 4 K or for various coil currents. To fulfill these tasks sophisticated tools and procedures were developed and implemented within the realm of a newly founded division that focuses on design, configuration control and configuration management.

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Authors: BAYLARD CH, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);HARTMANN D A, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Greifswald (DE);GREVE H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Greifswald (DE);HEROLD F, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Greifswald (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 25th Symposium on Fusion Technology - (SOFT-25) Organised by: Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik Held at: HanseMesse Rostock (DE)
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.fusengdes.2008.12.035
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