Preliminary safety studies for the DEMO HCPB blanket concept

Xue Zhou Jin, Dario Carloni, Lorenzo Virgilio Boccaccini, Robert Stieglitz, Tonio Pinna, Danilo Dongiovanni

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Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) blanket concept is one of the DEMO (Demonstration Power Plant) blanket concepts running for the final design selection. Concept relevant safety needs to be addressed at the early stage of the design. In this paper the preliminary safety studies for the current concept have been performed with respect to the FFMEA (Functional Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), the confinement strategy, identification of source terms, and selection of critical event sequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2157 - 2161
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Jin, X. Z., Carloni, D., Boccaccini, L. V., Stieglitz, R., Pinna, T., & Dongiovanni, D. (2015). Preliminary safety studies for the DEMO HCPB blanket concept. Fusion Engineering and Design, 98-99, 2157 - 2161.