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The EUROfusion materials property handbook for DEMO in-vessel components—Status and the challenge to improve confidence level for engineering data

Gorley, M.; Diegele, E.; Gaganidze, E.; Gillemot, F.; Pintsuk, G.; Schoofs, F.; Szenthe, I.

The development of a specific materials database and handbook, for engineering design of in-vessel components of EU-DEMO, is an essential requirement for assessing the structural integrity by design. For baseline in-vessel materials, including EURFOER97, CuCrZr, Tungsten as well as dielectric and optical materials, this development has been ongoing for several years within the Engineering Data and Design Integration sub-project of the EUROfusion Materials Work Package. Currently the database is insufficient to ensure reliable engineering design and safety or hazard analysis and mostly does not yet exist in established nuclear codes.

In this paper the current status of EU-DEMO database and handbook for key in-vessel materials is provided. This comprises practical steps taken to obtain the raw data, screening procedures and data storage, to ensure quality and provenance. We discuss how this procedure has been utilized to produce materials handbook chapter on EUROFER97 and the critical challenges in data accumulation for CuCrZr and Tungsten, planned mitigations and the implications this has on structural design. Finally, key elements and methodology of our strategy to develop the materials database and handbook for the in-vessel materials are outlined, including concepts to accommodate sparse irradiated materials data and links to EU-DEMO engineering design criteria.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000120547
Veröffentlicht am 29.10.2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111668
Zitationen: 4
Web of Science
Zitationen: 3
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoff- und Biomechanik (IAM-WBM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 09.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0920-3796, 1873-7196
KITopen-ID: 1000120547
HGF-Programm 31.03.09 (POF III, LK 01) Strukturmaterial f. Blanket und Divertor
Erschienen in Fusion engineering and design
Verlag Elsevier
Band 158
Seiten Art. Nr.: 111668
Schlagwörter Structural integrity, Database, Handbook, Engineering design, In-vessel components, EUROFER97
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