Status of the EU R&D programme on the blanket-shield modules for ITER

P. Lorenzetto (Corresponding Author), B. Boireau, C. Boudot, Ph. Bucci, P. E. Frayssines, A. Furmanek, P. Hajek, O. Gillia, A. Peacock, I. Ricapito, M. Roedig, P. Sherlock, F. Schmalz, Seppo Tähtinen

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    A research and development (R&D) programme for the ITER blanket-shield modules has been implemented in Europe to provide input for the design and the manufacture of the full-scale production components. It involves in particular the fabrication and testing of mock-ups and full-scale prototypes of shield blocks and first wall (FW) panels. This paper summarises the main achievements obtained so far and presents the latest results of this R&D programme. In particular, it reports the status of the shield fabrication development programme with the manufacture of a full-scale shield prototype. It also reports the latest results of high heat flux and thermal fatigue tests of FW mock-ups. It describes the preparation of irradiation experiments of Be coated FW mock-ups. Finally, it presents the outline of a possible qualification programme that each contributing participant teams should pass prior to the procurement of the blanket-shield modules for ITER.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1015 - 1019
    Number of pages5
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Issue number7-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • ITER
    • Blanket-shield modules
    • First wall
    • Shield


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