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Abstract

The paper reviews the structural mechanics of the overall engineering design of the Tokamak type, experimental power fusion reactors of the next generation, by describing and analysing two of the present major studies, INTOR and NET. Some safety aspects, related to containment and shielding during operation and maintenance, are also described. INTOR and NET are both considered because they constitute two different significant approaches for the definition of the reactor mechanical configuration. The paper introduces the assumptions and the system integration procedures adopted for determining the mechanical configurations. Therefore, the two designs are described and the structural and engineering problems related to the overall architectural aspects are identified. Finally, the main structural problems and the solutions adopted are discussed.

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Authors: FARFALETTI CASALI F JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL MECHANICS TECHNOLOGY, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), AUG. 18-23, 1985. PUBL. IN: NUCLEAR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN/FUSION, VOL. 3 (1986), PP. 385-397
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