Progress In NCSX and QPS Design and Construction

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The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) is being constructed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The stellarator core is designed to produce a compact 3-D plasma that combines stellarator and tokamak physics advantages. The engineering challenges of NCSX stem from its complex geometry. From the project's start in April, 2003 to September, 2004, the fabrication specifications for the project's two long-lead components, the modular coil winding forms and the vacuum vessel, were developed. An industrial manufacturing R&D program refined the processes for their fabrication as well as production cost and ... continued below

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Reiersen, W.; Heitzenroeder, P.; Neilson, G. H.; Nelson, B.; Zarnstorff, M.; Brown, T. et al. October 20, 2005.

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The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) is being constructed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The stellarator core is designed to produce a compact 3-D plasma that combines stellarator and tokamak physics advantages. The engineering challenges of NCSX stem from its complex geometry. From the project's start in April, 2003 to September, 2004, the fabrication specifications for the project's two long-lead components, the modular coil winding forms and the vacuum vessel, were developed. An industrial manufacturing R&D program refined the processes for their fabrication as well as production cost and schedule estimates. The project passed a series of reviews and established its performance baseline with the Department of Energy. In September 2004, fabrication was approved and contracts for these components were awarded. The suppliers have completed the engineering and tooling preparations and are in production. Meanwhile, the project completed preparations for winding the coils at PPPL by installing a coil manufacturing facility and developing all necessary processes through R&D. The main activities for the next two years will be component manufacture, coil winding, and sub-assembly of the vacuum vessel and coil subsets. Machine sector sub-assembly, machine assembly, and testing will follow, leading to First Plasma in July 2009.

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  • Related Information: Presented at: the Fifteenth International Stellarator Workshop, 3–7 October 2005, Madrid, Spain.

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  • Report No.: PPPL-4120
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-76CH03073
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 899587
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890685

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Reiersen, W.; Heitzenroeder, P.; Neilson, G. H.; Nelson, B.; Zarnstorff, M.; Brown, T. et al. Progress In NCSX and QPS Design and Construction, report, October 20, 2005; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890685/: accessed May 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.