K. Humer, S. Raff, R. Prokopec, H. W. Weber:
"Influence of reinforcement anisotropy on the stress distribution in tension and shear of a fusion magnet insulation system";
Advances in Cryogenic Engineering: Transactions of the Int. Cryogenic Materials Conf. - ICMC,
A glass fiber reinforced plastic laminate, which consists of half-overlapped wrapped Kapton/R-glass-fiber reinforcing tapes vacuum-pressure impregnated in a cyanate ester/epoxy blend, is proposed as the insulation system for the ITER Toroidal Field coils. In order to assess its mechanical performance under the actual operating conditions, cryogenic (77 K) tensile and interlaminar shear tests were done after irradiation to the ITER design fluence of 1x1022 m-2 (E>0.1 MeV). The data were then used for a Finite Element Method (FEM) stress analysis. We find that the mechanical strength and the fracture behavior as well as the stress distribution and the failure criteria are strongly influenced by the winding direction and the wrapping technique of the reinforcing tapes.
fusion magnet insulation; finite element methods; epoxy, cyanate ester
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