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Thermo-structural analysis and design consideration of the replaceable backwall in IFMIF liquid lithium target

Nakamura, Hiroo; Ida, Mizuho; Chida, Teruo; Shiba, Kiyoyuki; Shimizu, Katsusuke*; Sugimoto, Masayoshi

The IFMIF is an accelerator-based intense neutron source for testing candidate materials of fusion reactor. Intense neutrons are emitted inside the Li flow through a backwall. The backwall made of 316L stainless steel or RAFM is attached to the target assembly with a lip seal welded by YAG laser. Since the backwall is operating under a severe neutron irradiation of 50 dpa/year and a maximum nuclear heating rate of 25 W/cm$$^{3}$$, thermo-structural design is one of critical issues in a target design. Thermal stress was calculated by ABAQUS code. As a permissible stress, yield strength at 300$$^{circ}$$C was used. In a case of the 316 stainless steel backwall, a maximum thermal stress was more than the permissible stress(164MPa). On the other hand, in case of the F82H backwall, a maximum thermal stress is was below the permissible stress(455MPa). Therefore, F82H is recommended as a backwall material.

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