The operation and test of mock-ups of tritium breeding blankets relevant for a future commercial reactor is one of the goals of the ITER machine. To accomplish this goal, mock-ups of breeding blankets, called Test Blanket Modules (TBMs), are installed in three ITER equatorial ports. Each TBM and the associated shield form a TBM-set that is mechanically attached to a steel frame called TBM Frame. A Frame and two TBM-Sets form a TBM Port Plug (TBM PP). The ITER Organization is responsible for the design and manufacture of the TBM Frames and of the Dummy TBMs that could replace the TBM-sets in case they were not available. This paper describes the recent results of the design supporting analyses for the TBM Frames and Dummy TBMs that is presently in the preliminary design stage and their impact on the design.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||Fusion Engineering and Design|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
Di Maio, P. A., Gicquel, S., Kim, B-Y., Marconi, M., Torres, L., Lucca, F., Giancarli, L. M., & Merola, M. (2016). Design and manufacturing feasibility of ITER TBM Frame and Dummy TBMs. Fusion Engineering and Design, 109-111, 996-1000.