Nuclear fusion programme annual report of the association Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe/EURATOM, January 2007 - December 2007 [report]

I. [Hrsg.] Pleli
The demonstration power station DEMO constitutes the next step beyond ITER which is supposed to be planned after some years of ITER operation. In the framework of a European DEMO study the Association FZK-EURATOM is developing the so-called multi-module blanket concept which promises reduced plant shutdown times during remotely controlled exchange of blankets and thus contributes to an increased plant availability. Remotely controlled exchange of blanket modules according to the MMS concept.
more » ... the MMS concept. Furthermore a helium cooled divertor for DEMO is under development. First thermomechanical and thermohydraulic simulations supplemented by experimental investigations have demonstrated that the reference multi-jet concept for the He cooled divertor is able to withstand the heat load in a fusion power reactor. About 230 professionals and technicians are involved in the fusion programme of the Association FZK-EURATOM with additional support of technical departments.
doi:10.5445/ir/270072093 fatcat:gvw4fzkr4bg4jii4vb6hin57rm