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Progress on design and R&D of ITER FW/blanket

Ioki, Kimihiro*; Akiba, Masato; Cardella, A.*; Daenner, W.*; Elio, F.*; Enoeda, Mikio; Lorenzetto, P.*; Miki, Nobuharu*; Osaki, Toshio*; Rozov, V.*; Strebkov, Y.*; Sysoev, G.*; Yamada, Masao*

We report progress on the ITER-FEAT Blanket design and R&D during 2001-2002. Four major sub-components (FW, shield body, flexible support and electrical connection) have been highlighted. Regarding the FW, design on a separate FW panel concept has progressed, and heat load tests on a small-scale mock-up have been successfully performed with 0.7 MW/m$$^{2}$$, 13000 cycles. Full-scale separate FW panels (dimensions: 0.9$$times$$0.25$$times$$0.07 m) have been fabricated by HIPing and brazing. Regarding the shield body, a radial flow cooling design has been developed, and full-scale partial mock-ups have been fabricated by using water-jet cutting. A separate FW panel was assembled with one the shield body mock-ups. Regarding the flexible support, mill-annealed Ti (easier fabricability) alloy has been selected, and the remote assembly has been considered in the design. In mechanical tests, the requires buckling strength and mechanical fatigue characteristics have been confirmed. Regarding the electrical connection, one-body structure design without welding joints has been developed. Mechanical fatigue tests in the 3 directions, have been carried out, and thermal fatigue tests and electrical tests in a solenoidal magnetic field have been performed. Feasibility of the design has been confirmed. Through progress on design and R&D of the blanket, cost reduction has been achieved, and feasibility of design and fabricability of the components have been confirmed.

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