Stability dependence on flow in a CICC

P. Bellucci, M. Ciotti, P. Gislon, L. Muzzi, M. Spadoni

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Stability versus all foreseen disturbances is a crucial issue for a superconducting coil in order to be safely used in the magnetic system of a fusion reactor. Whether stability in a cable-in-conduit conductor (CICC) may depend on the cooling helium flow is at the moment a controversial point. This paper deals with experimental results on an instrumented CICC NbTi solenoid and their comparison with the predictions of the thermal-hydraulic simulation code Gandalf. No flow dependence of the stability margin has been evidenced experimentally, a result not in agreement with the simulations. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419 - 1422
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue numberPART 3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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