Ultrasonic studies on ITER divertor and first wall prototype modules

Jorma Pitkänen (Corresponding Author), Pentti Kauppinen, Harri Jeskanen, Seppo Tähtinen, Stefan Sandlin

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    Blanket and divertor components of ITER are complicated in design and reliable reactor operation sets special requirements on applied manufacturing methods and on quality and integrity assessment methods. R&D programmes have been implemented to develop a suitable nondestructive testing method as part of ITER primary first wall and divertor component manufacturing programmes. The suitability of several nondestructive testing methods has been evaluated, i.e. ultrasonic inspection, eddy current, X-ray, infrared thermography and leak testing during different manufacturing stages as a quality assurance method and after thermal fatigue tests as an integrity assessment method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)359-364
    Number of pages6
    JournalFusion Engineering and Design
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • components
    • ITER
    • design


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