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Title: Investigation of the adhesive bonding technology for the insulator structure of EAST neutral beam injector

A key issue on the development of EAST ion source was the junction design of insulator structure, which consists of three insulators and four supporting flanges of electrode grid. Because the ion source is installed on the vertical plane, the insulator structure has to withstand large bending and shear stress due to the gravity of whole ion source. Through a mechanical analysis, it was calculated that the maximum bending normal stress was 0.34 MPa and shear stress was 0.23 MPa on the insulator structure. Due to the advantages of simplicity and high strength, the adhesive bonding technology was applied to the junction of insulator structure. A tensile testing campaign of different junction designs between insulator and supporting flange was performed, and a junction design of stainless steel and fiber enhanced epoxy resin with epoxy adhesive was determined. The insulator structure based on the determined design can satisfy both the requirements of high-voltage holding and mechanical strength.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308677
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ADHESIVES; BEAM INJECTION; BONDING; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; EPOXIDES; ION SOURCES; MECHANICAL TESTS; NEUTRAL PARTICLES; PRESSURE RANGE MEGA PA; SHEAR; STAINLESS STEELS; STRESSES; TENSILE PROPERTIES; TOKAMAK DEVICES