Mock-up testing facilities and qualification strategy for EU ITER TBMs

A. Aiello, L. Bühler, A. Ciampichetti, D. Demange, L. Dörr, J.F. Freibergs, B. Ghidersa, M. Ilic, G. Laffont, G. Messemer, I. Platnieks, G. Rampal

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European test blanket modules (TBM) for both European blanket concepts, namely the Helium Cooled Lithium Lead (HCLL) and the Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB), and their auxiliary systems have been designed in the last years. This paper presents the experimental facilities available in Europe for the qualification tests of European TBMs. In particular, devices designed to analyze specific technological issues, for example corrosion under strong magnetic fields or tritium management and extraction, as well as large scale facility to perform integral tests are described. A preliminary overview on the qualification strategy is presented and discussed. © 2010 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2012 - 2021
Number of pages10
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number10-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
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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Aiello, A., Bühler, L., Ciampichetti, A., Demange, D., Dörr, L., Freibergs, J. F., ... Rampal, G. (2010). Mock-up testing facilities and qualification strategy for EU ITER TBMs. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(10-12), 2012 - 2021.