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IMPACT OF DIMENSIONAL PARAMETERS ON MUTUAL INDUCTANCE OF INDIVIDUAL TOROIDAL COILS USING ANALYTICAL AND FINITE ELEMENT METHODS APPLICABLE TO TOKAMAK REACTORS

By M. R. A. Pahlavani and A. Shiri

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Abstract:
A toroidal field coil (TFC) is composed of several individual toroidal coils (ITCs), which are connected in a series and distributed in a toroidal and symmetrical form. Cross section of ITCs is rectangular or negligible. This paper presents analytical equations for mutual inductance of two ITCs applicable to Tokamak reactors using the filament method. These equations are based on those formulated by Neumann. The numerical analysis of the integrations resulting from these equations is solved using the extended three-point Gaussian algorithm. The finite element method (FEM) is employed to verify the mutual inductance equations of ITCs. The results obtained using the FEM, when dimensional parameters of ITCs are changed, confirm the analytical and empirical results showing an error of less than 0.2043% in the worst case. This indicates the reliability of the presented equations.

Citation:
M. R. A. Pahlavani and A. Shiri, "Impact of Dimensional Parameters on Mutual Inductance of Individual Toroidal Coils Using Analytical and Finite Element Methods Applicable to Tokamak Reactors," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 24, 63-78, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIERB10061204

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