A toroidal simulator is used to study the magnetomechanical behavior of a superconducting D-shaped coil set at the center between sectored ferromagnetic plates. Since the magnetic field distribution between the two plates is expected to be almost the same as that created by toroidal field coils arrayed in a torus, the toroidal simulator may be expected to show almost the same magnetomechanical behavior as that of the full torus coils. To verify its validity experimentally, buckling and vibration tests were carried out in a liquid helium cryostat. In addition numerical analyses were performed for the magnetic field distribution to reveal its similarity and for the experimental results from the toroidal simulator to confirm its validity. Its validity is fully demonstrated in the present study.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Waste Management and Disposal
- Mechanical Engineering