Using digital mock-ups within simulation lifecycle environment for the verification of ITER remote handling systems design

Romain Sibois, Timo Määttä, Mikko Siuko, J Mattila

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    This paper is part of the EFDAs European goal oriented training program on remote handling (RH) GOT-RH. The program aims to train engineers for activities supporting the ITER project and the long-term fusion program. This paper is written based on the results of a project verification and validation (V&V) of ITER RH system using digital mock-ups (DMUs). The purpose of this project is to study an efficient approach of using DMU for the V&V of the ITER RH system design using a system engineering framework. This paper gives an overview of the current trends in product and simulation lifecycle management (PLM/SLM) in the industry. This paper suggests a design verification process centralized around a collaboration platform. The purpose of this paper aims at improving and formalizing the ITER RH design process together with the VandV process. The objective of the suggested process is to improve the cost efficiency and reliability of ITER RH systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)698-702
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • Digital mock-up (DMU)
    • ITER
    • remote handling (RH)
    • simulation lifecycle
    • validation
    • verification (V&V)

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