Steady state and transient thermal-hydraulic characterization of full-scale ITER divertor plasma facing components

A. Tincani, P.A. Di Maio, G. Dell'Orco, I. Ricapito, B. Riccardi, G. Vella

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In the frame of the activities related to ITER divertor R&D, ENEA CR Brasimone was in charge by EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement) to investigate the thermal-hydraulic behaviour of the full-scale divertor plasma facing components, i.e. the outer vertical target, the inner vertical target and the dome-liner, both in steady state and during draining and drying transient. The investigation was performed by means of both experimental test campaigns performed at ENEA CR Brasimone and theoretical simulation developed in RELAP5 Mod.3.3 environment at the Department of Nuclear Engineering of the University of Palermo (DIN). This paper presents the achieved experimental results for both steady state and transient tests. Moreover, the level of the implementation of the predictive hydraulic model, based on RELAP5 code, as well as its results are described, discussed and compared with the experimental ones. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034 - 1037
Number of pages4
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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