Simulations of Alpha Wall Load in ITER. Final report

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The partially DOE funded International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) will produce massive amounts of energetic charged alpha particles, which are imperfectly confined by a strong magnetic field. The wall of the experiment is designed to withstand an estimated wall load from these fusion alpha particles, but the accuracy of this estimate needs to be improved to avoid potentially catastrophic surprises when the experiment becomes operational. We have added a more accurate, gyro-dynamic model of particle motion to the existing drift-dynamic model in the DELTA5D simulation software used for the project. We have also added the ability to load a detailed ... continued below

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Carlsson, Johan October 20, 2010.

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The partially DOE funded International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) will produce massive amounts of energetic charged alpha particles, which are imperfectly confined by a strong magnetic field. The wall of the experiment is designed to withstand an estimated wall load from these fusion alpha particles, but the accuracy of this estimate needs to be improved to avoid potentially catastrophic surprises when the experiment becomes operational. We have added a more accurate, gyro-dynamic model of particle motion to the existing drift-dynamic model in the DELTA5D simulation software used for the project. We have also added the ability to load a detailed engineering model of the wall and use it in the simulations.

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  • Report No.: DOE/SC--0000834
  • Grant Number: SC0000834
  • DOI: 10.2172/990801 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 990801
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1015473

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Carlsson, Johan. Simulations of Alpha Wall Load in ITER. Final report, report, October 20, 2010; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1015473/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.