THE INTERACTION OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ASSEMBLY, DISASSEMBLY AND MAINTENANCE IN DEVELOPING THE INTOR-NET MECHANICAL CONFIGURATION
The driving concepts of systems integration, based on assembly, disassembly and maintenance requirements which define the mechanical configuration of INTOR (a worldwide conceptual study of an experimental Tokamak-type power fusion reactor of the next generation), are presented as the starting point for the studies carried out in this field at JRC-Ispra. Complementary new developments recently incorporated into the European version of INTOR, referred to as INTOR-NET, are described in detail and compared with the original concepts. The aim in INTOR-NET has been to reduce the physical size of the reactor while retaining similar plasma parameters. New systems integration and mechanical configuration concepts are introduced which can be used in future investigations for the NET design as alternative options. Further reductions in reactor and/or improvements in the maintenance approach appear possible.
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN/FUSION, VOL. 1 (1984), PP. 115-125
Record Number: 1989122095200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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