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Journal Articles

Analysis of maximum voltage transient of JT-60SA toroidal field coils in case of fast discharge

Novello, L.*; Cara, P.*; Coletti, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Maistrello, A.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Philipps, G.*; Tomarchio, V.*; Yamauchi, Kunihito

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26(2), p.4700507_1 - 4700507_7, 2016/03

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:41.54(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

Journal Articles

Reference design of the power supply system for the resistive-wall-mode control in JT-60SA

Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Novello, L.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Kawamata, Yoichi; Takechi, Manabu

Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, p.1053 - 1057, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:18.84(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Analyses of the impact of connections' layout on the coil transient voltage at the Quench Protection Circuit intervention in JT-60SA

Maistrello, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Novello, L.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Yamauchi, Kunihito

Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, p.1109 - 1112, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:5 Percentile:42.01(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Journal Articles

Overview of the new magnet power supply systems of JT-60SA procured by EU

Novello, L.*; Baulaigue, O.*; Coletti, A.*; Dumas, N.*; Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Lampasi, A.*; Maistrello, A.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Shimada, Katsuhiro; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, p.1122 - 1126, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:15 Percentile:79.89(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Experimental qualification of the hybrid circuit breaker developed for JT-60SA quench protection circuit

Maistrello, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Ferro, A.*; Perna, M.*; Panizza, C.*; Soso, F.*; Novello, L.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Yamauchi, Kunihito

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 24(3), p.3801505_1 - 3801505_5, 2014/06

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:59.97(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

Journal Articles

Progress of the ITER NBI acceleration grid power supply reference design

Toigo, V.*; Zanotto, L.*; Bigi, M.*; Decamps, H.*; Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Guti$'e$rrez, D.*; Tsuchida, Kazuki; Watanabe, Kazuhiro

Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), p.956 - 959, 2013/10

 Times Cited Count:17 Percentile:79.98(Nuclear Science & Technology)

This paper reports the progress in the reference design of the Acceleration Grid Power Supply (AGPS) of the ITER Neutral Beam Injector (NBI). The design of the AGPS is very challenging, as it shall be rated to provide about 55 MW at 1 MV dc in quasi steady-state conditions; moreover, the procurement of the system is shared between the European Domestic Agency (F4E) and the Japanese Domestic Agency (JADA), resulting in additional design complication due to the need of a common definition of the interface parameters. A critical revision of the main design choices is presented also in light of the definition of some key interface parameters between the two AGPS subsystems. Moreover, the verification of the fulfillment of the requirements in any operational conditions taking into account the tolerance of the different parameters is also reported and discussed.

Journal Articles

Full scale prototype of the JT-60SA quench protection circuits

Gaio, E.*; Maistrello, A.*; Barp, M.*; Perna, M.*; Coffetti, A.*; Soso, F.*; Novello, L.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Yamauchi, Kunihito

Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(6-8), p.563 - 567, 2013/10

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:74.24(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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A Conceptual design study for the error field correction coil power supply in JT-60SA

Matsukawa, Makoto; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Yamauchi, Kunihito; Gaio, E.*; Ferro, A.*; Novello, L.*

Plasma Science and Technology, 15(3), p.257 - 260, 2013/03

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:31.78(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

To realize high performance plasmas in tokamak devices, error field correction (EFC) is one of the very important issues. Actually, error field correction coil is being planned in ITER using superconducting coils, while normal copper coils will be employed in JT-60SA. Similar coils are installed and under operation in many devices over the world. In the case of JT-60SA, EFC coils will be realized by 12 (or 18) sector coils installed inside the vacuum vessel. This paper describes a conceptual design study for the circuit configuration and control strategy of the power supply system of these EFC coils. In conclusion, to minimize the number of current feeders and semiconductor power devices, multi-phase inverter is the best solution not only from the cost merit but also from a view point of canceling the induced voltage of axisymmetric magnetic component.

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Detailed analysis of the transient voltage in a JT-60SA PF coil circuit

Yamauchi, Kunihito; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Matsukawa, Makoto; Coletti, R.*; Lampasi, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Coletti, A.*; Novello, L.*

Plasma Science and Technology, 15(2), p.148 - 151, 2013/02

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:27.56(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

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Final design of the quench protection circuits for the JT-60SA superconducting magnets

Gaio, E.*; Maistrello, A.*; Coffetti, A.*; Gargano, T.*; Perna, M.*; Novello, L.*; Coletti, A.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Yamauchi, Kunihito

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40(3), p.557 - 563, 2012/03

 Times Cited Count:29 Percentile:78.26(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Journal Articles

JT-60SA power supply system

Coletti, A.*; Baulaigue, O.*; Cara, P.*; Coletti, R.*; Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Novello, L.*; Santinelli, M.*; Shimada, Katsuhiro; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(6-8), p.1373 - 1376, 2011/10

 Times Cited Count:20 Percentile:81.43(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Electromagnetic analyses on radial field sector coils for JT-60SA

Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Takechi, Manabu; Matsukawa, Makoto

Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(6-8), p.1527 - 1530, 2011/10

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:18.92(Nuclear Science & Technology)

In JT-60SA, to achieve the steady-state high beta plasma, suppression of Resistive Wall Modes (RWM) is necessary. Therefore, a passive stabilizing plate and a RWM active control system based on in-vessel coils are foreseen for JT-60SA. This paper deals with the electromagnetic analyses on the sector coils of JT-60SA, with the main aim to determine the voltage/current characteristic of the coils and, at the same time, to have a first estimation of amplitude and shape of the produced magnetic field; different sector coil design solutions were considered and evaluated. The studies on the coil over-currents during plasma disruption or vertical displacement events are also presented. The results give useful indications in support to the development of the sector coils and power supply design and the identification of their electrical and functional requirements.

Journal Articles

Overcurrent analyses in JT-60SA poloidal circuits due to plasma disruption and quench protection intervention

Novello, L.*; Gaio, E.*; Piovan, R.*; Takechi, Manabu; Ide, Shunsuke; Matsukawa, Makoto

Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(1), p.33 - 40, 2011/01

 Times Cited Count:10 Percentile:62.29(Nuclear Science & Technology)

Journal Articles

A Design study of stable coil current control method for back-to-back thyristor converter in JT-60SA

Shimada, Katsuhiro; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Matsukawa, Makoto; Cara, P.*; Baulaigue, O.*; Gaio, E.*; Coletti, R.*; Candela, G.*; Coletti, A.*

Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research SERIES, Vol.9, p.163 - 168, 2010/08

Journal Articles

Electric circuit analysis for plasma breakdown in JT-60SA

Yamauchi, Kunihito; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Matsukawa, Makoto; Cara, P.*; Gaio, E.*; Santinelli, M.*; Coletti, R.*; Coletti, A.*

Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research SERIES, Vol.9, p.220 - 225, 2010/08

Journal Articles

Optimization of plasma initiation scenarios in JT-60SA

Matsukawa, Makoto; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Yamauchi, Kunihito; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Cara, P.*; Gaio, E.*; Novello, L.*; Ferro, A.*; Coletti, R.*; Santinelli, M.*; et al.

Journal of Plasma and Fusion Research SERIES, Vol.9, p.264 - 269, 2010/08

Journal Articles

Conceptual design of the quench protection circuits for the JT-60SA superconducting magnets

Gaio, E.*; Novello, L.*; Piovan, R.*; Shimada, Katsuhiro; Terakado, Tsunehisa; Kurihara, Kenichi; Matsukawa, Makoto

Fusion Engineering and Design, 84(2-6), p.804 - 809, 2009/06

 Times Cited Count:19 Percentile:77.47(Nuclear Science & Technology)

This paper deals with the conceptual design of the Quench Protection Circuits (QPC) of JT-60SA which have to provide a fast removal of the energy stored in the superconducting coils in case of quench. The core of the QPC units is constituted by a dc current breaker, which diverts the coil current into a resistor for a fast machine de-energization. In this paper, a hybrid solution, composed of a mechanical bypass switch paralleled to a static switch based on Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristor (IGCT) technology, has been chosen and worked out; a pyrobreaker is added in series to the hybrid switch as a backup protection. The resulting design allows benefiting from the fast breaking and very low maintenance requirement of the static switches, besides maintaining the advantage of the much lower power losses of the mechanical bypass in normal operation.

Journal Articles

Status of JT-60SA tokamak under the EU-JA broader approach agreement

Matsukawa, Makoto; Kikuchi, Mitsuru; Fujii, Tsuneyuki; Fujita, Takaaki; Hayashi, Takao; Higashijima, Satoru; Hosogane, Nobuyuki; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Ide, Shunsuke; Ishida, Shinichi; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), p.795 - 803, 2008/12

 Times Cited Count:17 Percentile:73.86(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Oral presentation

Stability control for high-beta plasmas on JT-60SA

Matsunaga, Go; Takechi, Manabu; Sakurai, Shinji; Ide, Shunsuke; Matsukawa, Makoto; Oyama, Naoyuki; Aiba, Nobuyuki; Kurita, Genichi; Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; et al.

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Oral presentation

Design study of plasma control system on JT-60SA for high beta operation

Takechi, Manabu; Matsunaga, Go; Kurita, Genichi; Sakurai, Shinji; Fujieda, Hirobumi*; Ide, Shunsuke; Aiba, Nobuyuki; Bolzonella, T.*; Ferro, A.*; Novello, L.*; et al.

no journal, , 

One of the important missions of JT-60SA is to demonstrate and develop steady-state high beta operation in order to supplement ITER toward DEMO. Specifications of plasma control system including the stabilizing plate, the RWM control coils, the error field correction coils and fast position control coils were determined based on simulations and expected plasma regime. Full non-inductive steady-state plasma with $$beta_{N} = 4.3$$ at $$I_{p}=2.3 $$ MA will be achieved with these control systems. Simulation of plasma disruption was also performed to evaluate design values of Electro Magnetic forces of components.

Oral presentation

Overview of JT-60SA magnet power supply system

Yamauchi, Kunihito; Baulaigue, O.*; Coletti, A.*; Coletti, R.*; Ferro, A.*; Gaio, E.*; Lampasi, A.*; Matsukawa, Makoto; Novello, L.*; Shimada, Katsuhiro; et al.

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