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Recent Progress of the Design Activity for the Poloidal Field Coil System in JT-60SA

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7 Author(s)
Tsuchiya, K. ; Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka, Japan ; Kizu, K. ; Murakami, H. ; Asakawa, S.
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PA (procurement arrangement) for poloidal field (PF) coil system, which consists of the central solenoid (CS) and the equilibrium field (EF) coils, was agreed between Japan and EU. During this activity, design of PF coils system was continued to be modified. For CS, material for the jacket of this conductor was changed into stainless steel (316LN) to make providing easier. In the modified material, maximum stress at the jacket was kept within the allowable limit. Accompanying this modification, the amount of pre-compress had to be re-estimated. Therefore, it was clarified that designs of pre-compression and tie plates need not to be major modification. For EF coils, positions and the number of turns were modified since the progress of the research for the plasma operations required in JT-60SA. Due to this optimization, total amount of superconducting material was reduced. The detail designs of PF coils were also performed to reduce the materials of supports and to evaluate the mechanical strength considering the various events. Thickness of clamp plate of the EF coil which received relatively small electromagnetic force was able to be reduced. Regarding the design of support legs with flexible plate, deformation of toroidal field (TF) coil was considered that should be included the evaluation of stress at this parts because this parts are directly attached on the TF coil case. Therefore, the revised designs of supports with sufficient mechanical strength were obtained for EF1 and EF4.

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 3 )