Cabling technology of Nb3Sn conductor for CFETR Central Solenoid Model Coil

Jing-Gang Qin, Tian-Jun Xue, Bo Liu, Chao Dai, Yu Wu, Guo-Jun Liao, Zhou-Rong Wei, Chao Zhou

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The China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) is a new tokamak device, whose magnet system includes the toroidal field, central solenoid (CS), and poloidal field coils. To develop the manufacturing technique for the full-size CS coil, the Central Solenoid Model Coil (CSMC) project was launched first. The cable-in-conduit conductor used for CFETR CSMC refers to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor CS conductor with the same short twist pitch cable pattern. As the short twist pitch and low void fraction, a higher compaction ratio during cabling is required, and the possibility of damages occurring on strands is increased. After numerical analysis and experimental trials on cabling technology, one short cable sample was manufactured, which shows good results compared with former experimental cables.
Original languageEnglish
Article number 4801305
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE transactions on applied superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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