The construction of a Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility is fully included in the European effort towards the realization of fusion energy with the aim of studying possible alternative solutions, with respect to the ITER research program, to tackle the problem of power exhaust. This means that the machine must be compatible with different possibilities for the divertor cassette design and the plasma scenario. The design of first “reference” divertor is largely based on the ITER-like divertor, but in the future other solutions are going to be tested, including liquid metal divertors. To provide a justification basis for the design of the reference cassette and guidelines for the future experimentations it is fundamental to define the requirements of this power exhaust system, in particular the heat flux compatibility and the interfaces with the surrounding interacting systems of the tokamak (the water cooling pipes, the divertor magnetic coils, the divertor diagnostics, etc.). This work shows how the divertor system can be included in a wider Requirement Management procedure that has been defined for DTT highlighting the relevant interface parameters. Additionally, a data analysis tool has been developed to provide an interactive visualization of requirements traceability to directly show the impact of changes in the divertor on the design and operations of the machine and viceversa. In this way, during future studies on alternative design divertors or plasma scenarios, the limiting constraints on both sides can be easily individuated and traced to their motivation, and possibly discussed.

Requirements and interface management for the divertor system design and integration in the Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility

Romanelli F.;Polli G. M.;Roccella S.;Ramogida G.
2021

Abstract

The construction of a Divertor Tokamak Test (DTT) facility is fully included in the European effort towards the realization of fusion energy with the aim of studying possible alternative solutions, with respect to the ITER research program, to tackle the problem of power exhaust. This means that the machine must be compatible with different possibilities for the divertor cassette design and the plasma scenario. The design of first “reference” divertor is largely based on the ITER-like divertor, but in the future other solutions are going to be tested, including liquid metal divertors. To provide a justification basis for the design of the reference cassette and guidelines for the future experimentations it is fundamental to define the requirements of this power exhaust system, in particular the heat flux compatibility and the interfaces with the surrounding interacting systems of the tokamak (the water cooling pipes, the divertor magnetic coils, the divertor diagnostics, etc.). This work shows how the divertor system can be included in a wider Requirement Management procedure that has been defined for DTT highlighting the relevant interface parameters. Additionally, a data analysis tool has been developed to provide an interactive visualization of requirements traceability to directly show the impact of changes in the divertor on the design and operations of the machine and viceversa. In this way, during future studies on alternative design divertors or plasma scenarios, the limiting constraints on both sides can be easily individuated and traced to their motivation, and possibly discussed.
Divertor
DTT
Requirements management
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