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27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Ahmedabad, India, 22-27 October 2018

During the pre-conceptual design phase of fusion devices such as the European demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO), systems codes provide a fast evaluation of optimal design points and highlight high impact areas. However, determining or evaluating a design point at such an early stage comes with uncertainties in many of the design parameters. T…

28th IEEE Symposium on Fusion Engineering, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2 – 6 June 2019

The EUROfusion Roadmap for fusion research was recently updated and describes a clear set of missions and associated goals on the route to commercial fusion electricity. Beyond ITER, the main target of the programme is the development of DEMO, a fusion technology demonstrator which will produce substantial net electrical output, breed its own fuel,…

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30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

The Chinese Fusion Engineering Test Reactor (CFETR) bridges the gap between ITER and a demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO). The primary objectives of CFETR are: demonstrate tritium self-sufficiency, ~1GW fusion power, operate in steady-state and have a duty cycle of 0.3-0.5 [1]. CFETR is in the pre-conceptual design phase and is currently envis…

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46th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Milan, 8-12 July 2019

As conceptual design options for a demonstration fusion power plant (DEMO) are explored it is important to understand the design space for possible non-ITER like design options. The power exhaust is a key design driver for a fusion power plant, and puts strong constraints on the size of the machine. One candidate for a alternative design is a do…

45th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics (EPS), Prague, 2-6 July 2018

Systems codes are used in the conceptual phases of fusion reactors design. They employ a multitude of simplified models to simulate an entire power plant and ensure that designs are self-consistent, viable and optimised with respect to a given figure of merit. Their strength is the fast determination of an overall design. However, their output shou…