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Author Murray, H. ♦ Harris, I.D. ♦ Ratka, J.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1991
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Conductivity ♦ Plasma materials processing ♦ Plasma welding ♦ Conducting materials ♦ Coils ♦ Copper alloys ♦ Physics ♦ Laboratories ♦ Heat treatment ♦ Health and safety
Abstract The BPX (Burning Plasma Experiment) toroidal field coil conductor is fabricated from plates of C17510, a copper-beryllium alloy. A development program was initiated by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPL) to establish welding techniques and investigate the benefits of post-weld heat treatment for this alloy. Several process options were investigated. Since both the plate material and weld filler contain beryllium, the establishment of health/safety procedures was prerequisite to the start of the development program. Significant progress in elevating the physical integrity of the welds was achieved by simultaneously optimizing the weld procedure and the heat-treatment processing. The initial program phase resulted in reproducible welds which exhibited 0.2% offset yield strengths in excess of 80 ksi. The welding techniques were developed on commercially available automated welding equipment and the heat-treatment procedures were established to be compatible with large welded assemblies. In-process quality assurance techniques were investigated.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Princeton Plasma Phys. Lab., NJ, USA (Murray, H.)
ISBN 0780301323
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-09-30
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 426.38 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 272
Ending Page 275

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library