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Oct 13 – 18, 2014
Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Europe/Moscow timezone

Globus-M2 Design Peculiarities and Status of the Tokamak Upgrade

Oct 17, 2014, 2:00 PM
4h 45m
Green 8-9 (Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya)

Green 8-9

Hotel Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Poster Poster 8


Dr Vladimir Minaev (Ioffe Institute)


The Globus-M spherical tokamak has demonstrated practically all of the project objectives. The main factor, limiting further enhancement of plasma parameters, is the relatively low toroidal magnetic field. The increasing of the magnetic field up to 1.0 T together with the plasma current up to 0.5 MA will entail serious rise in loads on the magnetic system in the upgraded tokamak Globus-M2. Thereupon a review of the design was developed. The vacuum vessel remains the same in order to reduce project cost. Results of the complete 3-D finite element model thermal and stress analysis are presented for the novel magnetic system. The mechanical strength was enhanced significantly. Radius of the toroidal field coil outer limb was enlarged slightly in order to reduce field ripples. The central column and the toroidal field coil joints were fully redesigned. As far as Globus-M2 poloidal field coil positions did not changed with respect to Globus-M, it allows keeping the full set of plasma magnetic configurations available in the existing machine. Final design of the tokamak upgrade is discussed in the report as well as current status of the work.
Paper Number FIP/P8-25
Country or International Organisation Russian Federation

Primary author

Dr Vladimir Minaev (Ioffe Institute)


Mr Aleksey Labusov (JSC "NIIEFA") Mr Alexander Cherdakov (JSC "NIIEFA") Dr Andrew Kavin (JSC "NIIEFA") Mrs Anne Voronova (JSC "NIIEFA") Dr Edward Bondarchuk (JSC "NIIEFA") Mr Eugene Zhilin (IFT Ltd.) Mr Michael Khokhlov (JSC "NIIEFA") Dr Michael Patrov (Ioffe Institute) Dr Nikolay Sakharov (Ioffe Institute) Mr Sergey Krasnov (JSC "NIIEFA") Dr Vasily Gusev (Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute) Dr Victor Tanchuk (JSC "NIIEFA") Dr Vladimir Varfolomeev (Ioffe Institute) Mr Vyacheslav Mikov (JSC "INTECHMASH")

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