For the development of a divertor for DEMO, the European WPDIV project is underway since 2014. The first phase of the project (2014–2016) aims to provide mock-ups adapted to DEMO operation requirements and the second phase aims to furnish mock-ups, with standardized geometry, which fulfill phase 1 requirements. Within the WPDIV project, several options are under development. One of these aims is to replace the thick copper interlayer, used for ITER divertor components, with a very thin coat (functional gradient material or pure copper) for armor-to-pipe joining. One of the benefits is related to armor temperature which is decreased as the distance of heat conduction path is shortened. Some blocks equipped with thin functional gradient material as interlayer proved, in 2016, to handle high cycling performances without any degradation (no surface change aspect and no decrease of thermal heat exhaust capability). This article gives a brief overview on the recent achievements of the development of thin interlayer concept focusing on the design, mock-up production, inspection, high heat flux (HHF) qualification testing and post-examinations.
|Titolo:||Performance assessment of high heat flux W monoblock type target using thin graded and copper interlayers for application to DEMO divertor|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|