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Abstract

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.

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Authors: MATERA R, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY);PONTI C, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY);VAN HEUSDEN R, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY);BIGGIO M, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY);PERFUMO A JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);NIRA SPA, GENOVA (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN/FUSION, VOL. 1 (1984), NO. 2, PP. 127-136
Record Number: 1989123008400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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