UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)51

A development plan for validation of functional principles is defined to support the challenges of mock-up manufacturing and testing. It is aimed to develop the process and infrastructure for qualifying fusion components for the limiters in the European DEMO. The limiters are components that define the plasma boundary by direct contact during norma…

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2021
UKAEA-RACE-PR(21)03

DEMO is a key part of the EU fusion roadmap, where the programme is reaching the end of the pre-conceptual phase with a gate review in 2020. As part of the work to complete this phase, eight Key Design Integration Issues (KDII’s) have been identified as critical to the programme. Within KDII#1 (wall protection limiters) the feasibility of the Inn…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)64

The JET outboard divertor targets are the in-vessel components which receive the largest heat flux density. Surface delamination, radial cracks, and tie rod failures have been observed in the outboard tungsten-coated CFC tiles, while bulk tungsten special lamellas were intentionally melted in dedicated experiments. These different types of damag…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)45

The DEMO blanket attachment concept is challenging due to several factors: the harsh radiation environment, the thermal expansion, the electro-magnetic loads, the remote maintenance feasibility, and the accurate control of the alignment of the breeding blanket first wall during operation. There are two inboard and three outboard blanket segments pe…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)59

The detachment of a beryllium tile from the ITER Normal Heat Flux (NHF) First Wall (FW) panels would result in an unacceptable degradation of panel performance. Such detachment has previously been observed under High Heat flux (HHF) testing of NHF FW prototypes, with initiation of de-bonding at tile edges and subsequent delamination occurring betwe…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)60

The European ITER First Wall panel design relies on a HIP based manufacturing sequence. However, failures of the bond to the beryllium tile might occur during the fabrication and under high heat flux qualification. A dedicated project has been stablished between UKAEA/CCFE and F4E aiming to identify suitable repair techniques. One of the most prom…

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2015
CCFE-PR(17)30

The traditional method for static strength assessment of structures uses elastic stresses computed along critical ligaments and then divided into categories depending on their nature e.g. bending/membrane and primary/secondary. More recently, highly realistic plastic simulations are possible using FE (finite elements) which offer useful advantages …

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2015
CCFE-PR(17)31

The blanket attachment has to cope with gravity, thermal and electromagnetic loads, also it has to be installed and serviced by remote handling. Pre-stressed components suffer from stress relaxation in irradiated environments such as DEMO. To circumvent this problem pre-stressed component should be either avoided or shielded, and where possible key…

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2015

The traditional method for static strength assessment of structures uses elastic stresses computed along critical ligaments and then divided into categories depending on their nature e.g. bending/membrane and primary/secondary. More recently, highly realistic plastic simulations are possible using FE (finite elements) which offer useful advantages …

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