Status of ITER TBM port plug conceptual design and analyses

Byoung Yoon Kim, Flavien Sabourin, Mario Merola, Luciano Giancarli, R. Villari, P.A. Di Maio, F. Lucca, M. Marconi, B. Levesy

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The test blanket module port plug (TBM PP) consists of a TBM frame and two TBM-sets. However, at any time of the ITER operation, a TBM set can be replaced by a dummy TBM. The frame provides a standardized interface with the vacuum vessel (VV)/port structure and provides thermal isolation from the shield blanket. As one of the plasma-facing components, it shall withstand heat loads while at the same time provide adequate neutron shielding for the VV and magnet coils. The frame design shall provide a stable engineering solution to hold TBM-sets and also provide a mean for rapid remote handling replacement and refurbishment. This paper presents main design features of the conceptual design of TBM PP with two dummy TBMs. Also analysis results are summarized to evaluate shielding, hydraulic, and thermal and structural performances of the TBM PP design. © 2014 ITER Organization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1969 - 1974
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
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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Kim, B. Y., Sabourin, F., Merola, M., Giancarli, L., Villari, R., Di Maio, P. A., ... Levesy, B. (2014). Status of ITER TBM port plug conceptual design and analyses. Fusion Engineering and Design, 89(9-10), 1969 - 1974.