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Qualification of cryogenic structural materials for the ITER toroidal field coils

Nakajima, Hideo; Takano, Katsutoshi; Tsutsumi, Fumiaki; Kawano, Katsumi; Hamada, Kazuya; Okuno, Kiyoshi

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has been evaluating mechanical properties of structural materials for the ITER toroidal field (TF) coils. Newly developed JJ1 forging having thickness of 400 mm, 316LN forging having thickness of 410 mm, and 316LN hot rolled plate having thickness of 200 mm were produced in mass production process to qualify the materials. The distributions of tensile properties at liquid helium temperature (4K) in products have been evaluated to qualify the materials and it has been demonstrated that these materials have good quality and uniform properties, which satisfy the ITER requirements. It is also demonstrated from the results that temperature dependence of strengths are expressed by quadratic curves developed by JAEA, which are expressed as a function of carbon and nitrogen contents and strengths at room temperature. This equation enables to perform quality control of materials at only room temperature. The results obtained from these activities also serve the basis to develop the material material section of "Codes for Fusion Facilities - Rules on Superconducting Magnet Structure (2008)" issued by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) in October 2008.



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