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Title: Protective interior wall and attach8ing means for a fusion reactor vacuum vessel

Abstract

An array of connected plates mounted on the inside wall of the vacuum vessel of a magnetic confinement reactor in order to provide a protective surface for energy deposition inside the vessel. All fasteners are concealed and protected beneath the plates, while the plates themselves share common mounting points. The entire array is installed with torqued nuts on threaded studs; provision also exists for thermal expansion by mounting each plate with two of its four mounts captured in an oversize grooved spool. A spool-washer mounting hardware allows one edge of a protective plate to be torqued while the other side remains loose, by simply inverting the spool-washer hardware.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Greeley, CO)
  2. (Valley Center, CA)
  3. (San Diego, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GA TECHNOLOGIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
866702
Patent Number(s):
4767592
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76ET51011
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
protective; interior; wall; attach8ing; means; fusion; reactor; vacuum; vessel; array; connected; plates; mounted; inside; magnetic; confinement; provide; surface; energy; deposition; fasteners; concealed; protected; beneath; share; common; mounting; entire; installed; torqued; nuts; threaded; studs; provision; exists; thermal; expansion; plate; mounts; captured; oversize; grooved; spool; spool-washer; hardware; allows; edge; remains; loose; simply; inverting; magnetic confinement; protective surface; interior wall; vacuum vessel; thermal expansion; fusion reactor; inside wall; energy deposition; mounting hardware; plates mounted; /376/52/976/

Citation Formats

Phelps, Richard D., Upham, Gerald A., and Anderson, Paul M. Protective interior wall and attach8ing means for a fusion reactor vacuum vessel. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Phelps, Richard D., Upham, Gerald A., & Anderson, Paul M. Protective interior wall and attach8ing means for a fusion reactor vacuum vessel. United States.
Phelps, Richard D., Upham, Gerald A., and Anderson, Paul M. Fri . "Protective interior wall and attach8ing means for a fusion reactor vacuum vessel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866702.
@article{osti_866702,
title = {Protective interior wall and attach8ing means for a fusion reactor vacuum vessel},
author = {Phelps, Richard D. and Upham, Gerald A. and Anderson, Paul M.},
abstractNote = {An array of connected plates mounted on the inside wall of the vacuum vessel of a magnetic confinement reactor in order to provide a protective surface for energy deposition inside the vessel. All fasteners are concealed and protected beneath the plates, while the plates themselves share common mounting points. The entire array is installed with torqued nuts on threaded studs; provision also exists for thermal expansion by mounting each plate with two of its four mounts captured in an oversize grooved spool. A spool-washer mounting hardware allows one edge of a protective plate to be torqued while the other side remains loose, by simply inverting the spool-washer hardware.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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