Engineering considerations in the selection of the tokamak to follow the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR)

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The tokamak to follow the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) should satisfy two important objectives. First, it should be a significant step in physics and engineering goals in order to maintain the level of progress which the US has established as the world leader in fusion energy development. The second objective should be to provide the information necessary to support the strategy and goals of the long-range Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Program. In their Comprehensive Program Management Plan, the DOE identifies the need for a reactor technology program in the 1990s in which the major goal is to prove ... continued below

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Shannon, T.E. January 1, 1983.

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The tokamak to follow the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR) should satisfy two important objectives. First, it should be a significant step in physics and engineering goals in order to maintain the level of progress which the US has established as the world leader in fusion energy development. The second objective should be to provide the information necessary to support the strategy and goals of the long-range Department of Energy (DOE) Fusion Program. In their Comprehensive Program Management Plan, the DOE identifies the need for a reactor technology program in the 1990s in which the major goal is to prove engineering feasibility. In this paper, the specific engineering needs are identified which have been developed through the tokamak design studies over the past decade. On the basis of these needs, it appears that several options are available for the next tokamak to follow TFTR. The final choice of the concept will involve consideration of the technical needs and the reality of the Fusion Program budget.

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  • 10. symposium on fusion engineering, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 5 Dec 1983

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  • Other: DE84004441
  • Report No.: CONF-831203-70
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5435760
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1072129

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Shannon, T.E. Engineering considerations in the selection of the tokamak to follow the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), article, January 1, 1983; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1072129/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.