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This study deals with the specific design requirements of fusion components. It presents the theory of structural analysis and design code rules and constraints as applied to predict lifetime and prevent failure of components. The various loading conditions encountered during the operation of a tokamak which result in structural effects such as thermal stresses and bending stresses are discussed. Example calculations are performed for a proposed ITER-like first wall using finite element analysis codes, and an assessment of the structural behaviour is included.

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Authors: KARDITSAS P J, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: UKAEA FUS 269 EN (1994) 32 pp.
Availability: Available from the Librarian, UKAEA, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3DB (GB)
Record Number: 199410840 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en