Status of the EU R&D programme on the blanket-shield modules for ITER

P. Lorenzetto, B. Boireau, C. Boudot, Ph. Bucci, P.E. Frayssines, A. Furmanek, P. Hajek, O. Gillia, A. Peacock, I. Ricapito, M. Roedig, P. Sherlock, F. Schmalz, S. Tähtinen

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A research and development (R&D) programme for the ITER blanket-shield modules has been implemented in Europe to provide input for the design and the manufacture of the full-scale production components. It involves in particular the fabrication and testing of mock-ups and full-scale prototypes of shield blocks and first wall (FW) panels. This paper summarises the main achievements obtained so far and presents the latest results of this R&D programme. In particular, it reports the status of the shield fabrication development programme with the manufacture of a full-scale shield prototype. It also reports the latest results of high heat flux and thermal fatigue tests of FW mock-ups. It describes the preparation of irradiation experiments of Be coated FW mock-ups. Finally, it presents the outline of a possible qualification programme that each contributing participant teams should pass prior to the procurement of the blanket-shield modules for ITER. © 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015 - 1019
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Lorenzetto, P., Boireau, B., Boudot, C., Bucci, P., Frayssines, P. E., Furmanek, A., ... Tähtinen, S. (2008). Status of the EU R&D programme on the blanket-shield modules for ITER. Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), 1015 - 1019.