Thermo-mechanical analyses of ITER in-vessel magnetic sensor assembly

W. Gonzalez, S. Arshad, S. Peruzzo, M. Portales, A. Rizzolo, G. Vayakis

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This paper summarizes the work concerning design studies of the ITER in-vessel discrete magnetic sensor assemblies, with particular emphasis on the thermal behaviour of the Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) magnetic sensor and on the thermo-mechanical aspects of the interface with the Vacuum Vessel (VV). The paper summarises the results of FEM thermal analyses performed on the LTCC sensor head and on the sensor assembly to assess the temperature distribution during operating conditions, which could affect the sensor signal due to Temperature-Induced Electromotive Force effect. The paper then concentrates on mechanical analysis of the Base-Plate to assess that the stress and deformation due to the welding to the VV are acceptable to guarantee a sound installation and a suitable thermal contact of the sensor assembly to the VV. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics
Period1/1/14 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Gonzalez, W., Arshad, S., Peruzzo, S., Portales, M., Rizzolo, A., & Vayakis, G. (2014). Thermo-mechanical analyses of ITER in-vessel magnetic sensor assembly. Paper presented at International Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics, Italy.