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Concept design of the DEMO divertor cassette-to-vacuum vessel locking system adopting a systems engineering approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-81
Number of pages10
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


This paper deals with pre-concept studies of DEMO divertor cassette-to-vacuum vessel locking system under the work program WP13-DAS-07-T06: Divertor Remote Maintenance System pre-concept study. An iterative design process, consistent with Systems Engineering guidelines and named Iterative and Participative Axiomatic Design Process (IPADeP), is used in this paper to propose new innovative solutions for divertor locking system, which can overcome the difficulties in applying the ITER principles to DEMO. The solutions conceived have been analysed from the structural point of view using the software Ansys and, eventually, evaluated using the methodology known as Fuzzy-Analytic Hierarchy Process. Due to the lack and the uncertainty of the requirements in this early conceptual design stage, the aim is to cover a first iteration of an iterative and incremental process to propose an innovative design concept to be developed in more details as the information will be completed. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Remote maintenance, DEMO divertor locking system, Concept design, Fuzzy-AHP, System engineering, FEM analysis, MODEL

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