Modeling and optimization of operating parameters for a test-cell option of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II tandem mirror design

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Models of tandem mirror devices operated with a test-cell insert have been used to calculate operating parameters for FPD-II+T, an upgrade of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II device. Two test-cell configurations were considered, one accommodating two 1.5 m blanket test modules and the other having four. To minimize the cost of the upgrade, FPD-II+T utilizes the same coil arrangement and machine dimensions outside of the test cell as FPD-II, and the requirements on the end cell systems have been held near or below those for FPD-II. The maximum achievable test cell wall loading found for the short test-cell was 3.5 MW/m/sup ... continued below

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Haney, S.W. & Fenstermacher, M.E. April 3, 1985.

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Models of tandem mirror devices operated with a test-cell insert have been used to calculate operating parameters for FPD-II+T, an upgrade of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II device. Two test-cell configurations were considered, one accommodating two 1.5 m blanket test modules and the other having four. To minimize the cost of the upgrade, FPD-II+T utilizes the same coil arrangement and machine dimensions outside of the test cell as FPD-II, and the requirements on the end cell systems have been held near or below those for FPD-II. The maximum achievable test cell wall loading found for the short test-cell was 3.5 MW/m/sup 2/ while 6.0 MW/m/sup 2/ was obtainable in the long test-cell configuration. The most severe limitation on the achievable wall loading is the upper limit on test-cell beta set by MHD stability calculations. Modification of the shape of the magnetic field in the test-cell by improving the magnet design could raise this beta limit and lead to improved test-cell performance.

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  • 6. topical meeting on the technology of fusion energy, San Francisco, CA, USA, 3 Mar 1985

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  • Other: DE85009998
  • Report No.: UCRL-92020
  • Report No.: CONF-850310-59
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5771329
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1095369

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Haney, S.W. & Fenstermacher, M.E. Modeling and optimization of operating parameters for a test-cell option of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II tandem mirror design, article, April 3, 1985; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1095369/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.