A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Design and analysis of robot for the maintenance of divertor in DEMO fusion reactor

Publication Details
Authors: Li Changyang, Wu Huapeng, Eskelinen Harri, Siuko Mikko, Loving Antony
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Fusion Engineering and Design
Volume number: 146
Start page: 2092
End page: 2095
Number of pages: 4
ISSN: 0920-3796
eISSN: 1873-7196
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


The present paper introduces a remote robot solution for maintenance of divertor in DEMO fusion reactor. The task of the robot is to lift and extraction the divertor cassette within the vacuum vessel (VV) of DEMO. The kinematic design of the robot has been optimized for the DEMO access, inverse kinematics of the robot solution are introduced. A preliminary concept of the robot solution is built and the uninstallation of divertor cassette is illustrated. Main components are presented in detail and FE analysis of the main component of the solution is carried out.

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