Preliminary electromagnetic design for divertor of FAST

I. Pagani, C. Bertolini, F. Crescenti, F. Crisanti, A. Cucchiaro, G. Di Gironimo, F. Lucca, G. Ramogida, M. Roccella, S. Roccella

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Fusion advanced study torus (FAST) has been designed with the aim to tackle the power exhaust problem with ITER and DEMO relevant bulk plasma. Considerable analysis effort has been spent in EM (electromagnetic) designing of FAST divertor components capable of withstanding the electromagnetic loads expected from the foreseen FAST operative conditions. Plasma disruption EM loads are one of the most critical load conditions for the divertor. Consequently a first dimensioning of the divertor for EM loads is mandatory. The foreseen FAST divertor structure is compact and the configuration is aimed to give to the structure the required mechanical and thermal capability as well as being remote handling compatible. The conceptual EM design of the divertor has been designed for FAST operative conditions and for DEMO relevant "Snow Flake" (SF) magnetic topology. Recently a "Snow Flake" (SF) magnetic topology has been suggested for the divertor region, capable to spread the plasma power flow on a much wider areas, with the possibility of reducing by a factor 4 the power flowing to the divertor tiles [1]. The conceptual design of the divertor has been obtained during activities based on the estimation of EM loads due to a typical Plasma Fast Down disruption event in FAST for the normal configuration and for SF magnetic topology. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2173 - 2176
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Pagani, I., Bertolini, C., Crescenti, F., Crisanti, F., Cucchiaro, A., Di Gironimo, G., ... Roccella, S. (2013). Preliminary electromagnetic design for divertor of FAST. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(9-10), 2173 - 2176.