Concept design of DEMO divertor cassette remote handling: Simply supported beam approach

Rocco Mozzillo, Giuseppe Di Gironimo (Corresponding Author), Harri Mäkinen, Gioacchino Miccichè, Timo Määttä

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    The present work focused on the development of a new approach to the concept design of DEMO Divertor Cassette (DC) Remote Handling Equipment (RHE). The approach is based on three main assumptions: the DC remote handling activities and the equipment shall be simplified as much as possible; technologies well known and consolidated in the industrial context can be adopted also in the nuclear fusion field; the design of the RHE should be based on a simply supported beam approach instead of cantilever approach. In detail, during the maintenance activities the barycentre of the DC is centred with respect to DC supports. This solution could simplify the design of RHE with a consequent reduction of the design and development costs. Moreover also the DC remote handling tasks shall be simplified in order to better manage the DC maintenance processes. For this reason the DC assembly and disassembly process has been simplified dividing the main sequences in basic movements. For each movement a dedicated tool has been conceived.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-72
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • DEMO
    • divertor cassette
    • remote handling
    • maintenance


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