Fulfilled R&D projects

Electromagnetic, Thermal, and Strength Analysis of ITER Diagnostic Equipment (2011 to 2013)

Keywords Thermonuclear reactor, ITER, diagnostic equipment, electromagnetic calculations, thermal calculations, strength calculations, finite elements modelling
Programs in use CATIA, ANSYS
Project period 2011-2013 гг.

ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is the international thermonuclear experimental reactor project. It is based on the TOKAMAK magnetic plasma confinement concept proposed by Soviet scientists. The ITER story started in 1985 when USSR proposed to develop a next generation TOKAMAK by joining efforts of countries that had significant progress in controlled thermonuclear fusion research. Today, Russian Federation, EU countries, India, China,  Republic of Korea, USA and Japan take part in the project resulting in construction  of a unique ITER fusion reactor in southern France (Cadarache). Equipment developed for ITER should sustain extremely high heat, electromagnetic, and strength loads. The requirements for the structure often contradict with each other which makes it impossible to satisfy and balance all of them without complex variable computations. Calculations and research related to ITER diagnostic equipment performed by experts from the “Computation Mechanics” laboratory (CompMechLab®) play an integral role in the design process. A special feature of mechanical calculations for ITER is the need to carry out associated tasks in the area of mechanics, thermal conduction and electromagnetism.

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Results were presented at two international symposiums:

This article was prepared by CompMechLab® experts based on work performed from 2011 to 2013.