You need JavaScript to view this

Technology Programme

Abstract

The technology activities carried out by the Euratom-ENEA Association in the framework of the European Fusion Development Agreement concern the Next Step (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - ITER), the Long-Term Programme (breeder blanket, materials, International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility - IFMIF), Power Plant Conceptual Studies and Socio-Economic Studies. The Underlying Technology Programme was set up to complement the fusion activities as well to develop technologies with a wider range of interest. The Technology Programme mainly involves staff from the Frascati laboratories of the Fusion Technical and Scientific Unit and from the Brasimone laboratories of the Advanced Physics Technologies Unit. Other ENEA units also provide valuable contributions to the programme. ENEA is heavily engaged in component development/testing and in design and safety activities for the European Fusion Technology Programme. Although the work documented in the following covers a large range of topics that differ considerably because they concern the development of extremely complex systems, the high level of integration and coordination ensures the capability to cover the fusion system as a whole. In 2004 the most significant testing activities concerned the ITER primary beryllium-coated first wall. In the field of high-heat-flux components, an important achievement was the qualification of the process  More>>
Authors:
Batistoni, Paola; De Marco, Francesco; Pieroni, Leonardo [1] 
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2005
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
INIS-IT-001
Resource Relation:
Related Information: In: 2004 Progress Report, by Batistoni, Paola; De Marco, Francesco; Pieroni, Leonardo (ed.), 145 pages.
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ITALIAN ENEA; ITER TOKAMAK; JET TOKAMAK; NEUTRONS; PROGRESS REPORT; THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR MATERIALS; TOKAMAK DEVICES
OSTI ID:
20808747
Research Organizations:
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Technical and Scientific Division for Fusion, Frascati (Italy)
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: IT0600393110254
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
ITAN
Size:
page(s) 51-81
Announcement Date:
Dec 23, 2006

Citation Formats

Batistoni, Paola, De Marco, Francesco, and Pieroni, Leonardo. Technology Programme. Italy: N. p., 2005. Web.
Batistoni, Paola, De Marco, Francesco, & Pieroni, Leonardo. Technology Programme. Italy.
Batistoni, Paola, De Marco, Francesco, and Pieroni, Leonardo. 2005. "Technology Programme." Italy.
@misc{etde_20808747,
title = {Technology Programme}
author = {Batistoni, Paola, De Marco, Francesco, and Pieroni, Leonardo}
abstractNote = {The technology activities carried out by the Euratom-ENEA Association in the framework of the European Fusion Development Agreement concern the Next Step (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - ITER), the Long-Term Programme (breeder blanket, materials, International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility - IFMIF), Power Plant Conceptual Studies and Socio-Economic Studies. The Underlying Technology Programme was set up to complement the fusion activities as well to develop technologies with a wider range of interest. The Technology Programme mainly involves staff from the Frascati laboratories of the Fusion Technical and Scientific Unit and from the Brasimone laboratories of the Advanced Physics Technologies Unit. Other ENEA units also provide valuable contributions to the programme. ENEA is heavily engaged in component development/testing and in design and safety activities for the European Fusion Technology Programme. Although the work documented in the following covers a large range of topics that differ considerably because they concern the development of extremely complex systems, the high level of integration and coordination ensures the capability to cover the fusion system as a whole. In 2004 the most significant testing activities concerned the ITER primary beryllium-coated first wall. In the field of high-heat-flux components, an important achievement was the qualification of the process for depositing a copper liner on carbon fibre composite (CFC) hollow tiles. This new process, pre-brazed casting (PBC), allows the hot radial pressing (HRP) joining procedure to be used also for CFC-based armour monoblock divertor components. The PBC and HRP processes are candidates for the construction of the ITER divertor. In the materials field an important milestone was the commissioning of a new facility for chemical vapour infiltration/deposition, used for optimising silicon carbide composite (SiCf/SiC) components. Eight patents were deposited during 2004. Many design activities involving neutron, electromagnetic and thermal-mechanical computations were performed for the Joint European Torus (JET) and ITER. Significant contributions were also made to the studies on safety and environment, the Power Plant Conceptual Design and socio-economics. The most relevant activities and the main results are documented in the following sections.}
place = {Italy}
year = {2005}
month = {Jul}
}