Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 46 / Number 2 / September 2004 / Pages 388-394
Technical Papers / Stellarators
The magnetic configurations of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator are sensitive to perturbations of the magnetic field resonant with /2 = 1. Such perturbations can be caused by deviations of the current filament positions of the real coil system from the design due to the accuracy achievable during the manufacture of the coils and assembly of the magnet system. The sensitivity of the magnetic field to the different types of error has been investigated by introducing randomly distributed errors to the coil shapes and positions within the given tolerances. A statistical analysis of these error distributions was performed. This procedure will be used to assess the magnetic configuration of W7-X before the completion of each assembly step.