The Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility is an experimental facility under design and construction at ENEA C.R. Frascati. The aim of DTT is to investigate the power exhaust problem in a tokamak, providing possible alternative divertor solutions, with respect the conventional one, which can be extrapolated to DEMO fusion reactor. One of the main components of DTT facility is the Vacuum Vessel (VV), which has the function of providing an enclosed, vacuum environment for the plasma, acting also as a first confinement barrier. Starting from geometrical constraints, imposed by the desired plasma scenario and the configuration needed for the magnetic coils, the conceptual design of the VV was developed and dedicated research activities were carried out to verify design choices. A multiphysical approach was adopted with the aim of identifying a feasible and reliable solution for the VV, taking into account functional and design requirements, relevant aspects and issues. In particular, to assess and to optimize the VV design, fluid-dynamic, thermal and structural analyses were carried out, which are presented in the paper, as well as the progresses of the design.

Design status of the Vacuum Vessel of DTT facility

Martelli E.;Barone G.;Ramogida G.;Roccella S.;Polli G. M.
2021

Abstract

The Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility is an experimental facility under design and construction at ENEA C.R. Frascati. The aim of DTT is to investigate the power exhaust problem in a tokamak, providing possible alternative divertor solutions, with respect the conventional one, which can be extrapolated to DEMO fusion reactor. One of the main components of DTT facility is the Vacuum Vessel (VV), which has the function of providing an enclosed, vacuum environment for the plasma, acting also as a first confinement barrier. Starting from geometrical constraints, imposed by the desired plasma scenario and the configuration needed for the magnetic coils, the conceptual design of the VV was developed and dedicated research activities were carried out to verify design choices. A multiphysical approach was adopted with the aim of identifying a feasible and reliable solution for the VV, taking into account functional and design requirements, relevant aspects and issues. In particular, to assess and to optimize the VV design, fluid-dynamic, thermal and structural analyses were carried out, which are presented in the paper, as well as the progresses of the design.
DTT
Fusion reactor, CFD analysis
Structural analysis
Vacuum vessel
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