Heat flux distribution in the divertor-II of ASDEX Upgrade
A new divertor was installed in ASDEX Upgrade and went into operation in Spring of 1997. The divertor was designed to handle heat fluxes relevant to ITER-like scenarios. For this, the tiles expected to receive the maximum load are hardened by the use of carbon fibre composites covering about 20% of the total divertor area. The maximum heat flux detected by thermography in a H-mode discharge is only 4 MW/m(2) or below for a total input power of 20 MW without radiating mantle, except some ELMs showing a moderately higher heat flux. A broad distribution of the power load found in the measured poloidal distribution of the heat flux as well as the energy distribution, shows that less than half of the power flowing into the divertor is received by by the strike point modules. The reconstructed radiation pattern reveals that the fraction of power radiated outside the divertor is increased by 10-15% in the Lyra shaped divertor.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 266-269, (1999), 291-295
Record Number: 199910741 / Last updated on: 1999-05-21
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