Overview over DEMO design integration challenges and their impact on component design concepts

C. Bachmann, S. Ciattaglia, F. Cismondi, T. Eade, G. Federici, U. Fischer, T. Franke, C. Gliss, F. Hernandez, J. Keep, M. Loughlin, F. Maviglia, F. Moro, J. Morris, P. Pereslavtsev, N. Taylor, Z. Vizvary, R. Wenninger

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The EU fusion roadmap defines as one of its goals the development of a Demonstration Fusion Power Reactor (DEMO) to follow ITER. This device shall be tritium self-sufficient, produce net electricity, and acts as a component test facility to demonstrate fusion power plant relevant technologies, e.g. those of the breeding blanket.This article identifies the main DEMO requirements, introduces the rationales for the selected architecture of the DEMO tokamak, and describes how the configuration of the main tokamak components has been derived. This includes (i) the DEMO shielding concept, (ii) the segmentation of the in-vessel components and their maintenance strategy, (iii) an overview of the vessel and in-vessel component technologies, and (iv) a description of the integrated design of the breeding blanket.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018
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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Bachmann, C., Ciattaglia, S., Cismondi, F., Eade, T., Federici, G., Fischer, U., Franke, T., Gliss, C., Hernandez, F., Keep, J., Loughlin, M., Maviglia, F., Moro, F., Morris, J., Pereslavtsev, P., Taylor, N., Vizvary, Z., & Wenninger, R. (Accepted/In press). Overview over DEMO design integration challenges and their impact on component design concepts. Fusion Engineering and Design, -. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.12.040