ITER Driver Blanket, European Community design

G. Simbolotti, V. Zampaglione, M. Ferrari, M. Gallina, G. Mazzone, C. Nardi, L. Petrizzi, V. Rado, V. Violante, W. Dänner, P. Lorenzetto, P. Gierszewski, M. Grattarola, F. Rosatelli, F. Secolo, F. Zacchia, M. Caira, L. Sorabella

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Depending on the final decision on the operation time of ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), the Driver Blanket might become a basic component of the machine with the main function of producing a significant fraction (close to 0.8) of the tritium required for the ITER operation, the remaining fraction being available from external supplies. The Driver Blanket is not required to provide reactor relevant performance in terms of tritium self-sufficiency. However, reactor relevant reliability and safety are mandatory requirements for this component in order not to significantly affect the overall plant availability and to allow the ITER experimental program to be safely and successfully carried out. Within the framework of the ITER Conceptual Design Activities (CDA, 1988-1990), a conceptual design of the ITER Driver Blanket has been carried out by ENEA Fusion Dept., in collaboration with ANSALDO S.p.A. and SRS S.r.l., and in close consultation with the NET Team and CFFTP (Canadian Fusion Fuels Technology Project). Such a design has been selected as EC (European Community) reference design for the ITER Driver Blanket. The status of the design at the end of CDA is reported in the present paper. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323 - 347
Number of pages25
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Simbolotti, G., Zampaglione, V., Ferrari, M., Gallina, M., Mazzone, G., Nardi, C., ... Sorabella, L. (1993). ITER Driver Blanket, European Community design. Fusion Engineering and Design, 22(4), 323 - 347.