ITER-like divertor target for DEMO: Design study and fabrication test

F. Crescenzi, H. Greuner, S. Roccella, E. Visca, J.H. You

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As a major in-vessel component of a tokamak-type fusion reactor, the divertor is mainly in charge of removal of particles and partial power exhaust via scrape-off layer. The target plate of the divertor is directly exposed to non-uniform high heat flux on the surface by particle bombardment and radiation. In the case of ITER and a DEMO reactor, the peak surface heat flux is expected to reach up to 10 MW/m2 during normal operation and 20 MW/m2 during slow transient events like loss of plasma detachment. This paper reports the results of a preliminary code-based design study and fabrication technology verification test which were conducted for developing an ITER-like divertor target design for the DEMO divertor. The structural failure evaluation against the ratchetting and fatigue criteria of the ITER SDC-IC showed that the design with reduced dimensions would allow sufficient design margin (reserve factor) for three distinct thermal loading cases. The first trial of mock-up fabrication using a new joining furnace at ENEA was successfully completed. The ultrasonic inspection test made before and after the cyclic HHF tests at GLADIS facility demonstrated high quality of fabrication and robust design concept.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432 - 436
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
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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