(FT/P2-9) Overview of Design and R&D of Solid Breeder TBM in China

Kaiming Feng1), C.H. Pan1), G.S. Zhang1), T. Yuan1), Z. Chen1), Z. Zhao1), H.B. Liu1), Z.Q. Li1), G. Hu1), X.Y. Wang1), X.F. Ye1), D.L. Luo2), C.M. Gao4), T.Y. Luo1), Y.J. Feng1), H.Y. Wang2), Y.J. Chen1), Z.W. Zhou3), Z.X. Li1), G.Y. Zheng1), Q.J. Wang1), Q.X. Cao1), T.F. Hao1), L.H. Ma1), B. Xiang1), L. Zhang1), F.C. Zhao1)
1) Southwestern Institute of Physics, P.R. China, Chengdu, China
2) Institute of Engineering Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, P.R. China
3) Tstinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R.China.
4) University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, P.R. China

Abstract.  Testing TBM (Test Blanket Modules) is one of important engineering test objectives in ITER project. China is performing the TBM design and R&D based on Chinese development strategy of fusion DEMO. Ceramic breeder with helium-cooled test blanket module concept for testing on ITER will be one of the basic options in China. The current progress and status on design and R&D of CH HC-SB (Chinese Helium-cooled Solid Breeder) TBM are introduced briefly. A modified design based on 2×6 sub-modules arrangement, and 3-D global neutronics calculation of HC-SB TBM and related ancillary sub-systems, test strategy on ITER, and relevant R&D activities are summarized. An international collaboration plan on R&D and construction of related facilities of TBM are proposed.

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