Further improvements in the structural analysis of DEMO Divertor Cassette body and design assessment according to RCC-MRx

Pietro Alessandro Di Maio, Domenico Marzullo, Jeong-Ha You, Paolo Frosi, Giuseppe Mazzone

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Abstract

This paper presents the enhancements related to the structural analyses of DEMO Divertor in the framework of the EUROfusion Power Plant Physics & Technology (PPPT) program. This activity started two years ago and its preliminary results were published in previous papers. It has been divided in some areas defined by the similarity of the matters they contain: the structural analysis, of utmost importance, has been preceded by a preliminary phase, like the geometry definition or the thermal and the electric-magnetic analysis for loads evaluation; then the structural analysis has been finally confirmed with further evaluations related to excessive deformation or plastic instability. This paper discusses the improvements adopted either in the preliminary analysis or in the main structural analysis. Specifically it highlights the introduction of the thermal and electro-magnetic loads application in terms of a detailed spatial distribution that is now available. More the supports have been introduced in the model and their structural behavior has been investigated considering their interaction with the cassette. The structural assessment, according to the Design and Construction Rules for Mechanical Components of Nuclear Installation (RCC-MRx), has been performed either for the cassette or for the attachments: for the former it is positive while for the latter case serious limitations have been found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume138
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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