Design of plasma chamber for ignitor tokamak

A. Cucchiaro, A. Bianchi, A. Capriccioli, G. Celentano, C. Crescenzi, P. Frosi, M. Linari, F. Lucca, A. Marin, G. Mazzone, B. Parodi, A. Pizzuto, G. Zanotelli, G. Ramogida, M. Roccella, G.P. Sanguinetti

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The new reference plasma disruption for IGNITOR[1] produces a significant increase of electromagnetic (EM) loads requiring a dynamic elastic-plastic structural analysis of the IGNITOR plasma chamber (PC). A 30° sector of PC has been modeled. Static and dynamic analyses under the EM loads produced (by eddy and halo currents) during the reference disruption have been performed. It is shown that a PC wall thickness optimization allows for a displacement compatible with toroidal coil interference. The possibility of mitigating the disruption effects, by adding toroidal copper layers to the PC, has been also investigated showing that a benefit up to 20% in the EM loads could be achieved. ©2003 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 03 - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …


Conference20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 03
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/03 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Cucchiaro, A., Bianchi, A., Capriccioli, A., Celentano, G., Crescenzi, C., Frosi, P., ... Sanguinetti, G. P. (2003). Design of plasma chamber for ignitor tokamak. Paper presented at 20th IEEE/NPSS Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 03, United States.