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Abstract

Plasma facing components (PFC) for modern steady state fusion devices have to withstand heat fluxes up to 20 MW m{-2}. In case of internal defects in the components, a critical heat flux event can occur at an incident heat flux lower than expected in a defect-free component. It is therefore essential to develop in-vessel means for on line safety monitoring to prevent PFC destruction, and health monitoring during shutdown to control PFC damage. Two methods are developed in this paper, covering these topics.

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Authors: COURTOIS X, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);DUROCHER A, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);ESCOURBIAC F, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SCHLOSSER J, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MITTEAU R, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MEROLA M, ITER Garching Joint Work Site, Garching (DE);TIVEY R, ITER Garching Joint Work Site, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physica Scripta T128 (2007), pp. 189-194
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/2007/T128/036
Record Number: 200719143 / Last updated on: 2007-04-11
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en