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Thermal fatigue seems to be the most lifetime limiting phenomenon for the first wall of the next generation Tokamak fusion reactors. This work deals with the problem of the thermal fatigue in relation to the lifetime prediction of the fusion reactor first wall. The aim is to compare different lifetime methodologies with each other and with experimental results. To fulfil this purpose, it has been necessary to develop a new numerical methodology, called reduced-3D, expecially suitable for thermal fatigue problems.

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Authors: MEROLA M, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT);BIGGIO M, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11955 IT (1989) MF, 314 pp., ECU 16, blow-up copy ECU 38.75
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Record Number: 198910300 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: it
Available languages: it
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