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Damage modelling in plasma facing components

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM

Abstract

The plasma facing components of controlled fusion devices are submitted to high heat fluxes in operating conditions (from 10 to 20 MW/ m{2}). These components are made of a carbon/carbon composite tile bonded to a copper alloy heat sink. Due to the thermal expansion mismatch between the composite and the copper alloy, significant stresses may develop during fabrication and under heat load inducing damage in the composite material as well as at the copper/composite interface. The present study describes a modelling approach aimed at predicting damage development in plasma facing components. For this purpose, damage laws related to the non-linear behaviour of both the composite material and the copper/composite joint have been identified. These constitutive laws were then introduced in a numerical model representative of a plasma facing component. Results show the development of damage within the assembly submitted to a heat load.

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Authors: MARTIN E, Université Bordeaux 1, Pessac (FR);CAMUS G, Université Bordeaux 1, Pessac (FR);SCHLOSSER J, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);CHEVET G, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: Thirteenth International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials Organised by: CEA Held at: Acropolis Congress Centre, Nice (FR)
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.12.208
Record Number: 200910326 / Last updated on: 2009-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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