Numerical examination of temperature control in helium-cooled high flux test module of IFMIF

Shinji Ebara, Takehiko Yokomine, Akihiko Shimizu

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For long term irradiation of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF), test specimens are needed to retain constant temperature to avoid change of its irradiation characteristics. The constant temperatures control is one of the most challenging issues for the IFMIF test facilities. We have proposed a new concept of test module which is capable of precisely measuring temperature, keeping uniform temperature with enhanced cooling performance. In the system according to the new design, cooling performances and temperature distributions of specimens were examined numerically under diverse conditions. Some transient behaviors corresponding to the prescribed temperature control mode were perseveringly simulated. It was confirmed that the thermal characteristics of the new design satisfied the severe requirement of IFMIF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-72
Number of pages12
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • High flux test module
  • Temperature control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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