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Abstract

The actively cooled version of the JET divertor plates uses a finned structure as a heat exchange surface between the copper alloy base plate and the cooling water (hypervapotron). The turbulence created by the fin structure gives a remarkably good heat transfer even before the onset of boiling. The boiling heat transfer is stabilised by the colder fin structure. Finite element calculations confirm that the heat transfer can be explained by turbulent boiling heat transfer. Power densities of up to 25 MW/m2 can be removed with a pressure drop of 4 bar per meter. Beryllium tiles brazed to the CuCrZr base plate can withstand a pulsed power loading of up to 16 MW/m2. Limiting in strength is the intermetallic layer between the braze and the beryllium tile. The test sections, mounted rigidly against a strong back, withstood the stress caused by thermal expansion.

Additional information

Authors: FALTER H D, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);ALTMANN H, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);DESCHAMPS G H, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);MARTIN D, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);MASSMANN P, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB);BAXI C, General Atomics, San Diego (US);HEMSWORTH R S, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(92)48 EN (1992) 11 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199211292 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en