Damage cause and mechanism of the tungsten specimen under ELM-like heat pulse were examined by using a Nd:YAG laser experiment assuming the ITER divertor allowable heat load, 0.5 MJ/m2 and finite-element analysis in terms of thermal mechanical response. The thermal stress distribution with the heat load area was compared by FEM and the stress distribution by a Nd:YAG laser corresponded to that expected in the actual divertor target. The crack growth direction was changed from a perpendicular to parallel and this was caused by the thermal stress distribution in isotropic microstructure under ELM-like heat pulse. In addition the change of crack growth direction caused the deterioration of thermal conduction near the surface and it led to the local surface melting near cracks even at 0.51 MJ/m2 with 3000 heat load cycles.
- Crack growth
- ELM-like heat pulse
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering