Design and Manufacturing of a Mock-Up of the ITER Vacuum Vessel Support and Performance of a Vertical Load Test

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Design of the Mock-Up for the vertical load test of the ITER vacuum vessel support
Design of the Mock-Up for the vertical load test of the ITER vacuum vessel support

Mock-Up for the vertical load test of the ITER vacuum vessel support
Mock-Up for the vertical load test of the ITER vacuum vessel support

Integration of the Mock-Up in the vertical load test of the ITER vacuum vessel support
Integration of the Mock-Up in the vertical load test of the ITER vacuum vessel support

  • Design of a 1:3 scaled Mock Up of the ITER vacuum vessel support (mass ~600kg)
  • Support and supervision of manufacturing
  • Determination of strain gauge measurement points using FEM analyses
  • Development and optimisation of assembly procedure
  • Application of strain gauges (15 rosettes and 28 single strain gauges)
  • Development, design, and manufacturing of test set-up
  • Performance of vertical load test:
    • Maximum pressure forcet: 1,7MN (=170to)
    • Functional test of MoS2-coating on one axis
      • Integration of a 17kNm hydraulic  rotary actuator
      • Rotating of the lower support bolt +/- 1° and measuring of the friction coefficient under load
      • Life cycle test: 300 cycles
    • Investigation of load paths for different load introduction positions
  • Identification of damages on coating
  • Derivation of improvement proposals for design and assembly

Project details

Core competencies: Fusion Research
Program: ITER
Customers: National Fusion Research Institute Korea (NFRI), ITER Korea (KODA)

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