Preliminary structural assessment of DEMO vacuum vessel against a vertical displacement event

Rocco Mozzillo, Andrea Tarallo, Domenico Marzullo, Christian Bachmann, Giuseppe Di Gironimo, Giuseppe Mazzone

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This paper focuses on a preliminary structural analysis of the current concept design of DEMO vacuum vessel (VV). The VV structure is checked against a vertical load due to a Vertical Displacement Event in combination with the weight force of all components that the main vessel shall bear. Different configurations for the supports are considered. Results show that the greatest safety margins are reached when the tokamak is supported through the lower ports rather than the equatorial ports, though all analyzed configurations are compliant with RCC-MRx design rules.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244 - 250
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2016
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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