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Title: Fatigue testing of TFTR vacuum vessel bellows

Abstract

The T.F.T.R. Vacuum Vessel is made up of ten segments which in turn are bolted and welded together to form a complete torus. For various design reasons these segments or rigid sectors are not identical, but vary in shape and configuration of the component parts. The fourteen bellows are installed in locations which facilitate segmentation of the torus if this becomes necessary due to some mishap to the vacuum vessel, or should one of the toroidal field coils develop a fault. The integrity of the vacuum, and the ability to develop and maintain a plasma within the torus depends upon the quality of these bellows, therefore it was decided to perform a series of fatigue tests to experimentally verify that the design was adequate for the continued operation of T.F.T.R. This paper describes the tests already performed, a description of the test fixture and tests planned for the future.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Univ, NJ, USA
OSTI Identifier:
6480190
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6480190
Report Number(s):
CONF-811040-
Journal ID: CODEN: PSERD
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Proc. Symp. Eng. Probl. Fusion Res.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: 9. symposium on engineering problems of fusion research, Chicago, IL, USA, 26 Oct 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BELLOWS; FATIGUE; PRESSURE VESSELS; TFTR REACTORS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; MAGNET COILS; REACTOR VESSELS; STRESS ANALYSIS; TESTING; CONTAINERS; ELECTRIC COILS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS 700209* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Component Development & Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Rappe, G.H., Brown, G., and Perry, E.D. Fatigue testing of TFTR vacuum vessel bellows. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Rappe, G.H., Brown, G., & Perry, E.D. Fatigue testing of TFTR vacuum vessel bellows. United States.
Rappe, G.H., Brown, G., and Perry, E.D. Thu . "Fatigue testing of TFTR vacuum vessel bellows". United States.
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title = {Fatigue testing of TFTR vacuum vessel bellows},
author = {Rappe, G.H. and Brown, G. and Perry, E.D.},
abstractNote = {The T.F.T.R. Vacuum Vessel is made up of ten segments which in turn are bolted and welded together to form a complete torus. For various design reasons these segments or rigid sectors are not identical, but vary in shape and configuration of the component parts. The fourteen bellows are installed in locations which facilitate segmentation of the torus if this becomes necessary due to some mishap to the vacuum vessel, or should one of the toroidal field coils develop a fault. The integrity of the vacuum, and the ability to develop and maintain a plasma within the torus depends upon the quality of these bellows, therefore it was decided to perform a series of fatigue tests to experimentally verify that the design was adequate for the continued operation of T.F.T.R. This paper describes the tests already performed, a description of the test fixture and tests planned for the future.},
doi = {},
journal = {Proc. Symp. Eng. Probl. Fusion Res.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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