Evaluation of the European blanket concepts for DEMO from the availability and reliability point of view
This technical report is concerned with the Comitato Nazionale per la Ricerca e per lo Sviluppo dell'Energia Nucleare e delle Energie Alternative (ENEA) activities relating to reliability and availability for the selection of two of the four European blanket concepts for the DEMO reactor. The activities on the breeder in tubes (BIT) concept, the one proposed by ENEA, are emphasized. In spite of the lack of data relating to the behaviour of structures in an environment similar to that of a fusion reactor, it is shown that the available data are relevant to the BIT concept geometry. Moreover, it is shown that the qualitative reliability evaluations, compared to the quantitative ones, can lead to a better understanding of the typical problems of a structure to be used in a fusion reactor.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/ERG/FUS/95/26 EN (1996) 29pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Edizioni Scientifiche, ENEA Centro Ricerche Frascati, CP 65, 00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199711056 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en