This paper gives an overview of the most recent developments for the Helium-Cooled Lithium Lead Test Blanket Modules (HCLL-TBM) in terms of TBM design, related analyses, fabrication developments and safety features. It also addresses the issues concerning the interfaces of the HCLL-TBM system with ITER and the corresponding proposals of its integration in the ITER machine and buildings. Beside the overview of the progresses realized in several domains of this project, the paper finally outlines the remaining R&D necessary for the main unsolved issues to cope with an installation of the HCLL-TBM system for day one of ITER operation. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
Salavy, J-F., Aiello, G., David, O., Gabriel, F., Giancarli, L., Girard, C., ... Splichal, K. (2008). The HCLL Test Blanket Module system: Present reference design, system integration in ITER and R&D needs. Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), 1157 - 1162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2008.05.017