SMILE - A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR EVALUATING THE LIFETIME OF FUSION REACTOR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
The choice of materials for one of the most critical structural components of fusion reactors, such as the first wall, is the result of a trade-off between different and often conflicting requirements. The problem of checking whether or not a material can withstand the design operating conditions requires taking into account the complete set of relevant properties. The programme SMILE, based on a simple one-dimensional model, was developed as part of a broader experimental activity focused on the first wall design problem of the NET/INTOR reactor. The purpose of the programme is: (i) to assess the behavior of the candidate structural materials; (ii) to identify the limiting failure mechanism and the critical value of the property involved; and (iii) to provide a reference procedure for evaluating the performance of different materials and the effects of the different operating conditions.
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN/FUSION, VOL. 1 (1984), NO. 2, PP. 127-136
Record Number: 1989123008400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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