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Abstract

The copper chromium zirconium (CuCrZr) alloy is extensively used in the Tokamak Tore Supra as a structural material for high heat flux components (HHFC). This precipitation-hardened material has also been selected for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) for its good thermomechanical properties at elevated temperature. During a loss of coolant occurred in Tore Supra, a brittleness rupture occurred in CuCrZr high heat flux tube structure at high temperature. The scope of the analysis presented in this paper is to describe the rupture scenario and fracture mode.

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Authors: DUROCHER A, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);LIPA M, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CHAPPUIS PH, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MARTIN G, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CORDIER J J, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials 329�333 (2004) 914�918
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Record Number: 200417737 / Last updated on: 2004-11-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en