UKAEA Journals

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)96

The atmosphere in powder-based additive manufacturing influences the level of impurities inside the build volume as well as the phases formed during cooldown. We use a thermodynamic model to investigate trends for steels commonly considered for fusion reactors and power plants, namely 316L, F91, F92 and Eurofer97. The atmospheres considered are …

Preprint
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)39

Tungsten has long been the favoured armour material for plasma facing high heat flux components proposed for future fusion reactors, but studies examining the use of tungsten or other refractory metals in the underlying cooled structures have historically excluded them, leaving current concepts heavily dependent on copper alloys such as copper chro…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)33

The development of improved designs for components which will be subject to high heat fluxes has been identified as a critical challenge for the realisation of commercial fusion power. This paper presents details of a facility which allows early verification of thermofluid and thermomechananical performance of prototype components and enables compa…

Preprint
2015
CCFE-PR(17)21

A robust water-cooled divertor target plate solution for DEMO has to date remained elusive. Common to all contemporary concepts is an interlayer at the boundary between the tungsten armour and the cooling structure. In this paper we show by design optimisation that an effectively designed interlayer can produce dramatic gains in power handling. By …

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(17)29

The design of a divertor target for DEMO remains one of the most challenging engineering tasks to be overcome on the path to fusion power. Under the European DEMO programme, a promising concept known as Thermal Break has been developed at CCFE. This concept is a variation of the ITER tungsten divertor in which the pure Copper interlayer between Cop…

Preprint Published
2015

A low temperature jet impingement based heat sink module has been developed for potential application in a near-term fusion power plant divertor. The design is composed of a number of hexagonal CuCrZrsheets bonded together in a stack to form a laminate structure. This method allows the production ofcomplex flow paths using relatively simple manufac…

Published
2014

ITER’s Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies (ICRF) system [Lamalle et al., Fusion Eng. Des. 88, 517–520 (2013)] comprises two antenna launchers designed by CYCLE (a consortium of European associations listed in the author affiliations above) on behalf of ITER Organisation (IO), each inserted as a Port Plug (PP) into one of ITER’s Vacuum Vessel …

Published
2014

ITER’s Ion Cyclotron Range of Frequencies (ICRF) system [1] comprises two antenna launchers designed by CYCLE (a consortium of European associations listed in the author affiliations above) on behalf F4E for the ITER Organisation (IO), each inserted as a Port Plug (PP) into one of ITER’s Vacuum Vessel (VV) ports. Each launcher is an array of 4 …

Published
2013

In the ITER equatorial ports containing ICRH antennas, parasitic electrical resonances can be excited in the nominal 20 mm clearance gap between the port walls and the plug contained within it. RF calculations have established that these resonances can be effectively mitigated by a series of suitably located electrically conducting contacts between…

Published
2011

The CYCLE consortium has been designing the ITER ICRF antenna since March 2010, supported by an F4E grant. Following a brief introduction to the consortium, this paper: describes the present status and layout of the design; highlights the key mechanical engineering features; shows the expected impact of cooling and radiation issues on the design an…

Published