The Effect of Inter-bundle Resistive Barriers on Coupling Loss, Current Distribution and DC Performance in ITER Conductors

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Nijhuis, A. and Ilyin, Y. and Kate, H.H.J. ten (2006) The Effect of Inter-bundle Resistive Barriers on Coupling Loss, Current Distribution and DC Performance in ITER Conductors. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 16 (2). pp. 868-871. ISSN 1051-8223

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Abstract:The role of inter-bundle resistive barriers (metal sheet wraps), introduced to reduce the inter-bundle coupling loss in multistage cabled Cable-In-Conduit Conductors (CICC) for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is evaluated, based on results gained recently on short sample experiments in the Twente Cable Press and SULTAN. The obvious benefit of limiting the inter bundle coupling loss unavoidably goes together with impeding the redistribution of nonuniform currents in the coil winding introduced at the terminations, as well as reduction of the heat exchange between the bundles. Six-element numerical electromagnetic code simulations are presented that qualitatively explain the effect of wraps on the DC performance, strongly depending on the testing geometry. The computations illustrate that wraps can reduce the DC performance in short sample tests. At the same time simulations of the Poloidal Field Coil Insert (PFCI), with a winding length of 50 m, have shown that omitting sub-stage wraps, can even degrade the DC performance of coils due to the short current transfer length in combination with current nonuniformity causing peak voltages in the most overloaded petals.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2005.869671
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