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Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 141–157 | Cite as

Numerical simulations of the QUELL experiment in SULTAN

  • C. Marinucci
Article

Abstract

The QUench Experiment on Long Length (QUELL) in the SULTAN Facility is planned to investigate the quench propagation and detection of a conductor with ITER relevant geometry and scaled performance. The objective of this study is to show the ability of QUELL to provide quench conditions relevant for ITER and to simulate the system performance, dealing in particular with the design aspects of the power supply, cryogenic system and heaters. The numerical analysis was performed with GANDALF—a 1-D code to analyze Dual Channel Cable-in-Conduit Conductors. A numerical convergence test and a comparison with another code and with analytical results have confirmed the validity of the simulations.

Key Words

Quench analysis QUELL experiment SULTAN test facility 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Marinucci
    • 1
  1. 1.EPFL-CRPP Fusion TechnologyVilligen-PSISwitzerland

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