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Author Christensen, U.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1989
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Coils ♦ Current density ♦ Temperature distribution ♦ Conductors ♦ Ignition ♦ Tokamaks ♦ Voltage ♦ Current distribution ♦ Distributed computing ♦ Sparks
Abstract To assist the design effort of the TF (toroidal-field) coils for the CIT (Compact Ignition Tokamak), a set of programs was developed to calculate the transient spatial distribution of the current density, the temperature, and the forces in the TF-coil conductor region. The TF coils are of the Bitter (disk)-type design and therefore have negligible variation of current density in the toroidal direction. During the TF pulse, voltages which cause the field and current to diffuse in the minor radial direction are induced. This penetration, combined with the increase of resistance due to the temperature rise, determines the distribution of the current. After the current distribution has been determined, the inplane (TF-TF) and the out-of-plane TF-poloidal field (TF-PF) forces in the conductor are computed. The predicted currents and temperatures have been independently corroborated using the SPARK code modified for this type of problem.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Plasma Phys. Lab., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA (Christensen, U.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1989-10-02
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 183.96 kB
Page Count 2
Starting Page 1142
Ending Page 1143


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library