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A MODULARIZED MIRROR FUSION REACTOR CONCEPT
WITH EMPHASIS ON
FABRICABILITY, ASSEMBLY, AND DISASSEMBLY
M. A. Peterson, R. W. Werner
M. A. Hoffman and G. A. Carlson
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Recent conceptual design studies of all three classes of magnetic
containment fusion reactors have made it evident that in addition to
the importance of developing a consistent set of containment physics
and nuclear engineering data--the energy flow aspects of a reactor--
it is equally important to include in reactor design such practical
considerations as how it is put together, taken apart, and serviced
as required. In mirror fusion reactors the integrated design of a
viable blanket and coil support structure within the severe constraints
b-oosed by topological, structural, economic, and maintenance con-
siderations is one of the most difficult mirror reactor design challenges.
Structural support of the mirror coils is difficult because of the extremely
large forces involved (typically a total force of about 1 x 101 Newtons
at a mirror field strength of 20T), aid the complex field topology
imposed by the confinement physics. In addition to supporting these
enormous magnetic forces a viable coil structure design must also
successfully interface with the blanket module geometry. The blanket
modules must be easily accessible for inspection, repair,and replacement.
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Peterson, M.A.; Werner, R.W.; Hoffman, M.A. & Carlson, G.A. Modularized mirror fusion reactor concept with emphasis on fabricability, assembly, and disassembly, article, May 1, 1975; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874190/m1/4/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.