Quench characteristics and AC loss measurement in the ITER TF insert
Isono, Takaaki; Koizumi, Norikiyo; Matsui, Kunihiro; Sugimoto, Makoto; Hamada, Kazuya; Nunoya, Yoshihiko; Rodin, I.*; CS Model Coil Test Group
The Toroidal Field (TF) insert has been developed by Russia to demonstrate the TF conductor performance and tested in the bore of the Central Solenoid (CS) model coil, which applies a 13-T magnetic field. In this paper, quench property and AC loss measurement is described. Major difference between TF and CS conductor is the jacket shape and existence of mandrel and they effect on quench property and AC loss measurement. Quench test was performed at 46kA, 12T, 6.5K and the currents of the TF insert and the CS model coil were kept for 9 seconds after normal zone appearance. An inductive heater of 200mm length made a quench. Normal zone length was 16m, and the maximum velocity was 2m/s. Maximum temperature is estimated to be 160 K with some errors. Hysteresis loss was measured by calorimetric method and the values are almost same as the expected values from strand data. It was pointed out that coupling loss measurement using calorimetric method is difficult because loss at the mandrel is more than 10 times higher than coupling loss.