Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 2033–2039 | Cite as

Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis of PF Coils During Plasma Discharges on EAST

  • Junjun Li
  • Qiuliang Wang
  • Jiangang Li
  • Yu Wu
  • Jing Qian
  • the EAST team
Original Paper


For the consideration of superconducting magnet stability, it is important to keep enough temperature margin under the different operating conditions for the plasma discharge in Tokamak. In order to estimate the stability of the magnets for Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), the code SAITOKPF is used to analyze the operating characteristics of the Poloidal Field (PF) coils with the actual operating scenarios. The simulated results are validated by the experimental data. It is found that the heat load of PF1-6 coils is much larger than that of the other coils. Therefore, the investigation is emphasized on the PF1-6 coils. The analysis includes the AC losses, temperature distribution in the space, temperature margin, and maximum temperature of strands.


CICC Temperature rise Temperature margin AC losses 



The authors would like to thank the engineering team of EAST for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junjun Li
    • 1
  • Qiuliang Wang
    • 2
  • Jiangang Li
    • 1
  • Yu Wu
    • 1
  • Jing Qian
    • 1
  • the EAST team
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Plasma PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesHefeiP.R. China
  2. 2.Institute of Electrical EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China

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