Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of CLAM Steel and SS316L in the First Wall for ITER
The temperature and strain distributions of the mockup composed of Cu-alloy with distinct structural material (SS316L and China Low Activation martensitic steel (CLAM)) were calculated and analyzed, based on a high heat flux (HHF) test recently reported with heat flux of 3.2MW/m2. The calculated temperature and strain results in the first wall (FW), in which SS316L is as the structural material, showed good agreement with HHF test. By substituting CLAM steel for SS316L the contrast analysis indicates that the thermo-mechanical property for CLAM steel is better than that of SS316 at the same condition. Furthermore, the temperature and strain distributions of the FW were calculated under the condition of normal ITER operation: the surface heat flux is about 0.5MW/m2 and volumetric heating due to neutron radiation is on the order of 15~20 MW/m2.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
F. B. Liu and M. Yao, "Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of CLAM Steel and SS316L in the First Wall for ITER", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 917-920, 2011