Center column design of the PLT

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The center column of the PLT machine is a secondary support member for the toroidal field coils. Its purpose is to decrease the bending moment at the nose of the coils. The center column design was to have been a stainless steel casting with the toroidal field coils grouped around the casting at installation, trapping it in place. However, the castings developed cracks during fabrication and were unsuitable for use. Installation of the coils proceeded without the center column. It then became necessary to redesign a center column which would be capable of installation with the toroidal field coils in ... continued below

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Citrolo, J. & Frankenberg, J. January 1, 1975.

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The center column of the PLT machine is a secondary support member for the toroidal field coils. Its purpose is to decrease the bending moment at the nose of the coils. The center column design was to have been a stainless steel casting with the toroidal field coils grouped around the casting at installation, trapping it in place. However, the castings developed cracks during fabrication and were unsuitable for use. Installation of the coils proceeded without the center column. It then became necessary to redesign a center column which would be capable of installation with the toroidal field coils in place. The final design consists of three A-286 forgings. This paper discusses the final center column design and the influence that new knowledge, obtained during the power tests, had on the new design. (auth)

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  • IEEE 6. symposium on engineering problems of fusion research, San Diego, California, USA, 17 Nov 1975

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  • Report No.: CONF-751125--100
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4096534
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc863582

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Citrolo, J. & Frankenberg, J. Center column design of the PLT, article, January 1, 1975; New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc863582/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.