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Stability and quench analysis of toroidal field coils for ITER

Takahashi, Yoshikazu; Yoshida, Kiyoshi; Nabara, Yoshihiro; Edaya, Masahiro*; Bessette, D.*; Shatil, N.*; Mitchell, N.*

The ITER TF coils consists of 18 D-shape coils. The operating current, the maximum field and the stored magnetic energy are 68 kA, 11.8 T and 41 GJ, respectively. A Nb$$_{3}$$Sn cable-in-conduit conductor with a central channel is used, with a cooling length of 380 m. An accurate prediction of the coil performance requires, in addition to assessments of the superconductor behavior, a thermohydraulic analysis of the supercritical He. The overall thermohydraulic conditions were simulated by the full-scale quasi three dimensional code VINCENTA. Analysis of stability and quench was carried out using one dimensional Gandalf electric and thermohydraulic code. An interface was written between these codes. The stability margin against the mechanical disturbance and due to a plasma disruption was estimated. In the quench analysis, the temperature rise during the fast discharge was calculated. According to these results, it is confirmed that the TF coils will be operated with the designed performance.

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