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Title: Initial progress in the first wall, blanket, and shield Engineering Test Program for magnetically confined fusion-power reactors

The first wall/blanket/shield (FW/B/S) Engineering Test Program (ETP) progressed from the planning stage into implementation during July, 1981. The program, generic in nature, comprises four Test Program Elements (TPE's), the emphasis of which is on defining the performance parameters for the Fusion Engineering Device (FED) and the major fusion device to follow FED. These elements are: (1) nonnuclear thermal-hydraulic and thermomechanical testing of first wall and component facsimiles with emphasis on surface heat loads and heat transient (i.e., plasma disruption) effects; (2) nonnuclear and nuclear testing of FW/B/S components and assemblies with emphasis on bulk (nuclear) heating effects, integrated FW/B/S hydraulics and mechanics, blanket coolant system transients, and nuclear benchmarks; (3) FW/B/S electromagnetic and eddy current effects testing, including pulsed field penetration, torque and force restraint, electromagnetic materials, liquid metal MHD effects and the like; and (4) FW/B/S Assembly, Maintenance and Repair (AMR) studies focusing on generic AMR criteria, with the objective of preparing an AMR designers guidebook; also, development of rapid remote assembly/disassembly joint system technology, leak detection and remote handling methods.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6231362
Report Number(s):
CONF-811040-197
ON: DE83007790
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. symposium on engineering problems of fusion research, Chicago, IL, USA, 26 Oct 1981; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BREEDING BLANKETS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; FIRST WALL; SHIELDING; TOKAMAK TYPE REACTORS; EDDY CURRENTS; HYDRAULICS; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; RADIATION HEATING; THERMODYNAMICS; CURRENTS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; FLUID MECHANICS; HEATING; HYDRODYNAMICS; MECHANICS; REACTOR COMPONENTS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR WALLS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS 700201* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Blanket Engineering