Summary: Fusion Engineering and Design 81 (2006) 659664
Solid breeder test blanket module design and analysis
A. Yinga,, M. Abdoua, P. Calderonia, S. Sharafata, M. Youssefa,
Z. Ana, A. Abou-Senaa, E. Kima, S. Reyesb, S. Willmsc, R. Kurtzd
a University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597, USA
b LANL, Livermore, CA, USA
c LANL, Los Alamos, NM, USA
d PNNL, Richland, WA, USA
Received 16 March 2005; received in revised form 13 June 2005; accepted 13 June 2005
Available online 18 January 2006
This paper presents the design and analysis for the US ITER solid breeder blanket test articles. Objectives of solid breeder
blanket testing during the first phase of the ITER operation focus on exploration of fusion break-in phenomena and configuration
scoping. Specific emphasis is placed on first wall structural response, evaluation of neutronic parameters, assessment of thermo-
mechanical behavior and characterization of tritium release. The tests will be conducted with three unit cell arrays/sub-modules.
The development approach includes: (1) design the unit cell/sub-module for low temperature operations and (2) refer to a reactor
blanket design and use engineering scaling to reproduce key parameters under ITER wall loading conditions, so that phenomena
under investigation can be measured at a reactor-like level.
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Keywords: Solid breeder blankets; TBM; ITER