Overview of the ITER-like wall project
2007 (English)In: Physica Scripta, ISSN 0031-8949, E-ISSN 1402-4896, Vol. T128, 137-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Work is in progress to completely replace, in 2008/9, the existing JET CFC tiles with a configuration of plasma facing materials consistent with the ITER design. The ITER-like wall (ILW) will be created with a combination of beryllium ( Be), tungsten ( W), W-coated CFC and Be-coated inconel tiles, with the material depending on the local anticipated heat flux and geometry. It is part of an integrated package of JET enhancements whose aim is to develop an understanding of the ITER materials issues and develop the techniques required to operate with inductive and advanced scenarios as close as possible to ITER parameters. Over 4000 tiles will be replaced and the ILW will accommodate additional heating up to at least 50 MW for 10 s. This paper describes the scientific background to the project, the technical objectives, the material configuration selected, the R&D behind the practical realization of the objectives and the generic problems associated with the Be tiles ( power handling capacity and disruption induced eddy currents). One of the objectives is to maintain or improve the existing CFC tile power handling performance which has been achieved in most cases by hiding bolt holes, optimizing tile size and profile and introducing castellations on plasma facing surfaces.
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2007. Vol. T128, 137-143 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16658DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/2007/T128/027ISI: 000246790200028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34247180403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16658DiVA: diva2:334700
Conference: 11th International Workshop on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications. Location: Max Planck Inst Plasma Phys, Greifswald Branch, Greifswald, GERMANY. Date: OCT 10-12, 2006.2010-08-052010-08-052011-09-09Bibliographically approved