Experimental test campaign on an ITER divertor mock-up

Giovanni Dell'Orco, A. Malavasi, M. Merola, G. Polazzi, M. Simoncini, D. Zito

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In 1998, in the frame of the European R & D on ITER high heat flux components, the fabrication of a full scale ITER Divertor Outboard mock-up was launched. It comprised a Cassette Body (CB), designed with some mechanical and hydraulic simplifications with respect to the reference body and its actively cooled Dummy Armour Prototype (DAP). This DAP consists of a Vertical Target (VT), a Wing (WI) and a Dump Target (DT), manufactured by European industries, which are integrated to the Gas Box Liner (GBL) supplied by the Russian Federation ITER Home Team. In 1999, in parallel with the manufacturing activity, the ITER European Home Team decided to assign to ENEA a Task for checking the component integration and performing the thermal-hydraulic and thermal mechanical testing of the DAP and CB. In 1999-2000, ENEA performed the experimental campaign at Brasimone Labs. The present work presents the experimental results of the component integration and the thermal-hydraulic and thermo-mechanical fatigue tests. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147 - 151
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Dell'Orco, G., Malavasi, A., Merola, M., Polazzi, G., Simoncini, M., & Zito, D. (2002). Experimental test campaign on an ITER divertor mock-up. Fusion Engineering and Design, 61-62, 147 - 151. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(02)00173-4