Ignitor plasma chamber structural design with dynamic loads due to plasma disruption event

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

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Abstract

During a plasma disruption in Ignitor [B. Coppi, IGNITOR Project Group, Engineering Design Description, Ignitor Programme, RLE Report no. PTP 96/03, December 1996], the electromagnetic (EM) loads are so large to require a dynamic elastic-plastic structural analysis of the plasma chamber (PC). A 30° sector of PC has been modeled. Static, dynamic and low cycle fatigue analyses under eddy and halo currents have been performed. It is shown that a PC wall thickness optimization limits the displacements within the clearance with toroidal coil. The fatigue lifetime is longer than the number of disruption events at the maximum performance. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511 - 517
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume75-79
Issue numberSUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Cucchiaro, A., Bianchi, A., Coppi, B., Crescenzi, C., Linari, M., Lucca, F., ... Sanguinetti, G. P. (2005). Ignitor plasma chamber structural design with dynamic loads due to plasma disruption event. Fusion Engineering and Design, 75-79(SUPPL.), 511 - 517. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2005.08.024