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Structural analysis of ITER TBM Frame and Dummy TBM

Authors
Journal
Fusion Engineering and Design
0920-3796
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
88
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2013.04.025
Keywords
  • Iter
  • Tbm
  • Structural Assessment
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract One of the main engineering performance goals of ITER is to test and validate design concepts of tritium breeding blankets. To accomplish these goals, three ITER equatorial ports are dedicated to the test of Test Blanket Modules (TBMs) that are mock-ups of tritium breeding blankets. These TBMs, associated with appropriate shield blocks, will also provide the same thermal and nuclear shielding as the main blanket. The main function of TBM Port Plug (PP) is to accommodate TBMs and provide a standardized interface with the vacuum vessel (VV)/port structure. The feasibility of the design concept of the Frame including two Dummy TBMs has been investigated by proposing design improvements of the reference design through an extensive set of thermal, electromagnetic (EM) and stress analyses. As well, the related static strength was evaluated in accordance with the structural design criteria for ITER in-vessel components (SDC-IC). This paper outlines the engineering aspects of the ITER TBM Frame and Dummy TBM and focuses on the feasibility of the present design by structural assessment.

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