Simulation and experimental validation of first wall/blanket: assembly and maintenance for next step fusion reactor
This paper is a review of the studies carried out at JRC Ispra on assembly and maintenance by remote handling (RH) of first wall and blanket, following the approach of coupling computer and experimental simulation. The paper explains the reasons of using simulation equipments, subsidiary to the use of large prototype transporters, for contributing to the next step designs with reduced time and cost. The paper also reports the results of tests campaigns carried out so far and shows how the JRC simulation equipment could be used to assess, on full size mock-ups, the feasibility of blanket modules attachment to back-plate, according to the present ITER design.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fourth International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology, Tokyo (JP), April 6-11, 1997
Availability: Available from the (1) as Paper EN 40419 ORA
Record Number: 199710515 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en