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High Heat Flux Test of the KO Standard Mockups for ITER First Wall Semi-Prototype

Suk-Kwon Kim et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 60 / Number 1 / July 2011 / Pages 161-164

ITER Systems / Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 1) /

The Korean standard mockups with beryllium tile were fabricated to perform the high heat flux test for the qualification test of ITER blanket first wall. These mockups include the 80 mm × 80 mm beryllium armor tiles joined to the CuCrZr heat sink with stainless steel cooling tubes by HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressing) technology. The high heat flux tests were performed in the Korea heat load test facility (KoHLT-1) with the averaged surface heat flux of 1.25 MW/m2 by using a graphite heater. Preliminary thermal and mechanical analyses were carried out to simulate the test conditions and to determine the number of cycles for the fatigue lifetime of the mockups. In our KoHLT-1 facility, the normal heat cycle was based on an expected heat flux of 1.25 MW/m2, and each mockup had to endure the 1,000 normal heat cycles in this heat flux in accordance with the mechanical simulation. In the cyclic heat flux tests, the maximum surface temperature of the beryllium tiles was controlled below 400 °C. As a result of these high heat flux tests with the acceptance criteria of the ITER blanket first wall, the manufacturing technologies of the Korean standard mockups will be utilized to develop the tokamak blanket for the international qualification procedure.

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