Hot radial pressing: An alternative technique for the manufacturing of plasma-facing components

E. Visca, S. Libera, A. Mancini, G. Mazzone, A. Pizzuto, C. Testani

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The Hot radial pressing (HRP) manufacturing technique is based on the radial diffusion bonding principle performed between the cooling tube and the armour tile. The bonding is achieved by pressurizing the cooling tube while the joining interface is kept at the vacuum and temperature conditions. This technique has been used for the manufacturing of relevant mock-ups of the ITER divertor vertical target. Tungsten monoblock mock-ups were successfully tested to high heat flux thermal fatigue (20 MW/m2of absorbed heat flux for 1000 cycles). After these good results the activity is now focused on the developing of a manufacturing process suitable also for the CFC monoblock mock-ups. A FE calculation was performed to investigate the stress involved in the CFC tiles during the process and to avoid the CFC fracture. The results obtained by the FE calculation and by the test performed in air simulating a HRP manufacturing process for a CFC monoblock mock-ups is reported in the paper. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485 - 489
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
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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Visca, E., Libera, S., Mancini, A., Mazzone, G., Pizzuto, A., & Testani, C. (2005). Hot radial pressing: An alternative technique for the manufacturing of plasma-facing components. Fusion Engineering and Design, 75-79(SUPPL.), 485 - 489.