We present a technique to efficiently solve 3D eddy current problems in fusion devices, whose structures exhibit a geometrical symmetry. The proposed approach is based on the exploitation of symmetry via harmonic analysis and it is suitable to treat also problems where the field sources (plasma or external coils) do not share the domain symmetry. A simple test case is presented to describe the methodology. Then, a more complicated geometry is considered, which represents a realistic vacuum vessel of an ITER like fusion device (double layer structure with several portholes). The results are discussed for both axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric excitations in frequency domain.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
Bettini, P., & Specogna, R. (2015). A novel approach for solving three dimensional eddy current problems in fusion devices. Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, 703 - 706. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2014.12.002