Field and Coil Design for a Quadrupolar Mirror Hybrid Reactor
2011 (English)In: Journal of fusion energy, ISSN 0164-0313, E-ISSN 1572-9591, Vol. 30, no 2, 144-156 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A vacuum magnetic field from a superconducting coil set for a single cell minimum B fusion-fission mirror machine reactor is computed. The magnetic field is first optimized for MHD flute stability, ellipticity and field smoothness in a long-thin approximation. Recirculation regions and magnetic expanders are added to the mirror machine without an optimizing procedure. The optimized field is thereafter reproduced by a set of circular and quadrupolar coils. The coils are modelled using filamentary line current distributions. Basic scaling assumptions are implemented for the coil design, with a maximum allowed current density of 1.5 kA/cm(2). The coils are optimized using a local optimization method and the resulting field is checked for MHD flute stability and maximum ellipticity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 30, no 2, 144-156 p.
Fusion-fission reactor, Hybrid reactor, Magnetic coils, Mirror machine
Physical Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149593DOI: 10.1007/s10894-010-9353-4ISI: 000287927500009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149593DiVA: diva2:405118