Life Cycle Tests of NSE-Connection-Elements for the Wendelstein W7-X Fusion Experiment

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Design of the NSE test setup
Design of the NSE test setup

Test setup of the NSE test
Test setup of the NSE test

Friction test under cryogenic conditions
Friction test under cryogenic conditions

  • Development test for determination of service life of friction surfaces of the NSE connection elements (Narrow-Support-Elements) for the W7-X fusion experiment (W7-X pages of the IPP)
  • Bixaial load introduction
  • Nomal loads up to 1.5MN
  • Test at cryo-vaccum conditions (77K, 1E-6 mbar)
  • Development and design of test rig
  • Manufacturing and installation of test rig in 2MN testing machine
  • Test operations:
    • Evaluation of different materials for friction surfaces
    • Test of different contact geometries
    • Test of extreme inclination angles of friction surfaces and imperfections of friction surfaces
    • Life cycle tests up to 4000 cycles

Project details

Core competencies: Fusion Research
Program: W7X
Customers: IPP

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