Thermal analyses for the design of the ITER-NBI arc driven ion source

S. Peruzzo, G. Anaclerio, S. Dal Bello, M. Dalla Palma, R. Nocentini, P. Zaccaria

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This paper is focused on the assessment of the thermal behaviour in nominal operating conditions of two components of the ITER-NBI ion source: the arc-discharge chamber and the filament cassette assembly. The study is based on hydraulic, thermo-mechanical and thermo-electrical calculations performed by means of 2D and 3D finite element (FE) models, with inputs coming partly from the ITER reference design documentation and partly from the design review activities presently in progress. The paper describes the results of the analyses, comparing the alternative cooling design with the reference one, and highlights some open issues that should be worked out before finalizing the design. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933 - 940
Number of pages8
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number5-14
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Peruzzo, S., Anaclerio, G., Dal Bello, S., Palma, M. D., Nocentini, R., & Zaccaria, P. (2007). Thermal analyses for the design of the ITER-NBI arc driven ion source. Fusion Engineering and Design, 82(5-14), 933 - 940.