TOPICS
 

 

 Major Topics (Work Programmes) proposed in the framework of ETN_PFM for 6 trainees:

 

Major Topic 1: Conceptual design of PFCs (Work Programme 1)

 Host Association :      FZJ

 Candidate profile:      Graduate mechanical engineer, preferably with good basic knowledge of electromagnetism, but also of aspects of thermodynamics in research or science (“experienced” researchers).

 Work & Training:       The training activities are concentrated on issues related to the conceptual design in close collaboration with FOM and possibly with the trainee of the ENEA association, and allow to cover the following fields of training: plasma-wall interaction, temperature distributions under heat load, electromagnetic calculations, structural mechanics, compatibility with remote handling. 

 

Major Topic 2: Design, manufacturing and acceptance procedures of PFCs (Work Programme 2)

 Host Association:       ENEA

 Candidate profile:      Graduate thermal or mechanical engineers with less than 4 years experience in research or science (“early-stage” researchers).

 Work & Training:       The training activities are concentrated on issues related to the design and manufacturing aspects and allow to cover the following fields of training: Design of PFCs mock-ups and prototypes, Design of specific manufacturing tools, Finite elements calculations (mechanics, thermal, electromagnetic, hydraulics), Materials properties measurement, manufacturing technique, non destructive testing (ultrasonic, thermography). 

 

Major Topic 3: Materials and HHF testing (Work Programme 3)

Host Association:       FZJ

Candidate profile:      Graduate thermomechanical engineer with less than 4 years experience in research or science (“early-stage” researchers).

Work & Training:       The training activities are concentrated on issues related to the material performances and allow to cover the following fields of training: Characterization of plasma-facing e.g. castellated tungsten armour, and heat sink materials e.g. copper alloys, design and lay-out of plasma-facing components, finite element modelling (temperature and stress fields), simulation of ITER-relevant high heat fluxes (thermal fatigue, transient events), temperature measurement and calorimetry, IR-thermography, HHF performance of neutron irradiated materials and components in close collaboration with SCK-CEN. 

 

Major Topic 4: Neutron radiation effects on materials for PFCs (Work Programme 4)

Host Association:       SCK•CEN

Candidate profile:      Graduate thermomechanical engineer with less than 4 years experience in research or science (“early-stage” researchers).

Work & Training:       The training activities are concentrated on issues related to the irradiation effects on material performances and allow to cover the following fields of training: Thermal, Mechanics, Materials, Modelling, Finite Element calculations, Neutron radiation. 

 

Major Topic 5: Qualification and commissioning of PFMs (Work Programme 5)

Host Association:       CEA

Candidate profile:      Graduate thermal or thermomechanical engineer with less than 4 years experience in research or science (“early-stage” researchers).

Work & Training:       The training activities are concentrated on issues related to the qualification of plasma-facing components in close collaboration with the trainee of the IPP association and allow to cover the following fields of training: Thermal, Mechanic, Hydraulic, Material, Brazing and welding joint technique, IR thermography technique, Finite Element calculation. 

 

Major Topic 6: Industrial monitoring of in-vessel components (Work Programme 6)

Host Association:       IPP

Candidate profile:      Graduate thermal or thermomechanical engineer with less than 4 years experience in research or science (“early-stage” researchers).

Work & Training:       The training activities are concentrated on issues related to the industrial monitoring in close collaboration with the trainee of the CEA association and allow to cover the following fields of training: Engineering applied to fusion technology (materials, thermals, mechanics), quality assurance, non-destructive examinations (NDE), high heat flux (HHF) tests, correlation between HHF tests and NDE using finite element method, IR thermography and data processing, project management.

 


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