Conference Papers

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)120
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

The divertor component is subject to some of the most extreme loading conditions in a fusion environment and the safety design window is relatively narrow. Variation in mechanical properties of the same material throughout a component is common place in practice and can be caused by both local effects of processing and joining, and local variati…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)114
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

High heat flux testing is a vital part of engineering component validation for fusion technology. Typically, it is an expensive process that is both time and resource intensive. The Heat by Induction to Verify Extremes (HIVE) facility is designed to improve the practicalities of this form of component testing. It provides a faster turnaround for…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)90
28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2 – 6 June 2019

Investment in past fusion experiments has been motivated largely by the study of tokamak physics, and has been vital to provide a sound physics basis for design of a power reactor. However, meeting the challenge of realising fusion energy production will require considerable and increasing investment in facilities for testing and development of …

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)85
14th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology (ISFNT-14) Budapest,Hungary, 22-27 September 2019

The anticipated heat flux limit of the European DEMO first wall is ~1MW/m2. During transient and off normal events, the heat load deposited on the wall would be much larger than that the steady state heat load and exceed the first wall limit, therefore the breeding blanket first wall needs to be protected in such events. This involves de…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)75
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

Within the DEMO first wall 3-D shape design activity the first study of the effect of misalignment has started. Such assessments have been conducted in the past for ITER and penalty factor maps have been created; this route could be a feasible approach in the case of DEMO wall design also. This paper details the first set of computational tests tha…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(19)49
9th International Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography, Padua, Italy, 13-15 February 2019

This paper presents the application of the image-based finite element method (IBFEM) to quantify the impact of micro-structure caused by manufacturing processes on the performance of fusion energy heat exchangers. The components, containing tungsten, were imaged with high-power lab-based X-ray CT and neutron CT. Volume data was converted into part-…

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