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Duplex joint structures are typical material combinations for the actively cooled plasma facing components of fusion devices. The structural integrity under the incident heat loads from the plasma is one of the most crucial issues in the technology of these components. The most critical domain in a duplex joint component is the free surface edge of the bond interface between heterogeneous materials. This is due to the fact that the thermal stress usually shows a singular intensification in this region. If the plasma facing armour tile consists of a brittle material, the existence of the stress singularity can be a direct cause of failure. The Present work introduces a comprehensive analytical tool to estimate the impact of stress singularity for duplex PFC design and quantifies the relative stress intensification in various materials joints by use of a model formulated by Munz and Yang. Several candidate material combinations of plasma facing armour and metallic heat are analysed and the results are compared with each other.

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Authors: YOU J H, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysic, Garching bei Munchen (DE);BOLT H, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysic, Garching bei Munchen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials, Vol.299 (2001), pp.1-8
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