Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 713–719 | Cite as

Electromagnetic and Structural Analysis on Vacuum Vessel for CFETR During Plasma Major Disruption

  • Sumei Liu
  • Mingfeng Chen
  • Mingzhun Lei
  • Mingxuan Lu
  • Zhongwei Wang
Original Research


China Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) is a superconducting magnet tokamak and its goal is to achieve the magnetic confinement fusion. The electromagnetic (EM) transients cause mechanical forces, which represent one of the most vital loads for tokamak vacuum vessel (VV). This paper is focused on calculational methods and results for the EM loads on the simplified but practical model of CFETR VV with respect to plasma major disruption scenarios as a reference of the design and analysis. Commercial finite element method software, ANSYS, was employed to evaluate the eddy current on the VV module with the 22.5 ° sector model for major conducting structure of the tokamak including double-walled VV, T-shape rib, and three ports. The plasma current is damping as exponential function 36 ms corresponding to the current simulating in ITER outputs, which are one of major sources of EM loads on VV components. As the results of calculating the eddy currents and EM forces, stress and deformation on CFETR VV can be obtained, which is useful for the structural design of VV.


CFETR Vacuum vessel Electromagnetic analysis Eddy current Plasma major disruption Mechanical analysis 



The author would like to express his gratitude to all the members of CFETR design team. This work is financially supported by the National Special Project for Magnetic Confinement Fusion Science (No. 2013GB113002).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumei Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mingfeng Chen
    • 1
  • Mingzhun Lei
    • 2
  • Mingxuan Lu
    • 2
  • Zhongwei Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EngineeringAnhui Agricultural UniversityHefeiChina
  2. 2.Institute of Plasma PhysicsChinese Academy of ScienceHefeiChina

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