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MODELING FIRST WALL MECHANICAL FRACTURE DUE TO THERMAL SHOCKS USING X-FEM
Year:2013

Research Areas
  • Engineering

Information
Abstract
The first wall of a nuclear fusion reactor is a plasma facing material and it has to withstand the thermal shocks due to irradiation from the nuclear fusion reaction. The energy after each explosion of the small DT fuel-pellets in Inertial Confinement Fusion Reactors is released in a pulse mode. In dry wall concepts of chamber, without or lowdensity gas protection, the first wall is composed by a thin armor of refractory material that protects the structural material from high temperatures and other atomistic effects. X-rays and ions carry one third of the explosion energy. That energy is deposited in the first microns of the armor during pulses of microseconds. The armor reaches high temperatures located near the surface, while the thermodynamic heat is released through the structural material in contact with the coolant.
International
Si
Congress
25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE 2'013)
960
Place
San Francisco, USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0000-0000
Start Date
10/06/2013
End Date
14/06/2013
From page
1
To page
1
Proceedings
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Fusión Nuclear Inercial y Tecnología de fusión
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Nuclear