Analysis of the prototype joints between superconducting cables of ITER CS coils

Fabrizio Bellina, Marco Ghin

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The paper presents the results of a computer simulation made to study the behaviour of a prototype joint between the superconducting cables of the ITER machine. The joint analyzed is the US-ITER preprototype, made and tested at the MIT, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, in 1996. The numerical models developed permit an analysis of the current distribution inside the joint and the evaluation of the resistive power dissipated, together with the stored magnetic energy. The model accuracy has been checked through a comparison between the measured and the computed magnetic field values.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669 - 674
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Technology
Issue number3 pt 2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes


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