Numerical and experimental analysis of AC loss for CFETR CS model coil

  • Wei Zhou
  • Xin-Yu Fang
  • Jin Fang
  • Yan-Chao Liu
  • Bo Liu


The central solenoid (CS) is an important component of China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor, for producing, forming and stabilizing plasma in the superconducting tokamak. It is a complicated work to design and manufacture the large superconducting CS magnet, so it is meaningful to design a central solenoid model coil (CSMC) and analyze its electromagnetic properties in advance. In this paper, the structure, design parameters and magnetic field distribution of the CS model coil are discussed. The peak power of radial and axial turn conductors and time bucket loss are analyzed by using piecewise-linear method. The CSMC AC loss with different Nb3Sn CICCs and AC loss of ITER CS coil are compared. The special electrometric method to measure AC loss of the CS model coil for future reference is presented.


CFETR CS model coil AC loss Experimental system 



The authors are thankful to all the members of CFETR CS model coil design team and ASIPP crew for providing some pictures. We would like to thank Arend Nijhuis from University of Twente and Zhenan Jiang from Victoria University of Wellington for measurement discussion.


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© Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Nuclear Society, Science Press China and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Zhou
    • 1
  • Xin-Yu Fang
    • 2
  • Jin Fang
    • 1
  • Yan-Chao Liu
    • 1
  • Bo Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.Institute of Plasma PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesHefeiChina

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