Conference Papers

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)117
19th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems - Water Reactors, Boston, MA, USA,18-22 August 2019

The next generations of nuclear fusion reactors, including ITER and DEMO, will consider several different cooling systems for heat dissipation, power generation and tritium breeding. This includes the water-cooled lithium-lead blanket (WCLL) design, which bears significant similarities to the water-cooled circuit in a pressurised water fission …

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)118
31st Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 20 - 25 September 2020

A study into the viability of a double null concept for DEMO has been undertaken as part of the work to address Key Design Integration Issues (KDIIs) within the DEMO powerplant.  The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a double null architecture, featuring split blanket segments to enable a wider range of maintenance options…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)119
12th IAEA Technical Meeting on Control, Data Acquisition and Remote Participation for Fusion Research, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 13-17 May 2019

The JET control and data acquisition system (CODAS) is an integrated system that provides all the pulse based and continuous data acquisition, real time and slow control and control room interfaces for JET. It has a long history, dating back to the beginning of JET in 1980. It utilises both commercially available hardware along with many in-house m…

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2020
UKAEA-RACE-CP(20)03
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 25-29 October 2020, Las Vegas, USA

Research into remote sensing tools for environmentalmonitoring is an essential aspect for ensuring a healthy anthriving biosphere under the canopy, but also for preventingforest-related hazards from occurring. The challenges associatedwith forestry robotics are posed by the environment itself, asforests are wide-spread areas with a high density of …

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)110
PVP:Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 19 - 24 July 2020

This paper presents an experimental and numerical study of the effect of specimen thickness on the effective notch toughness Kmatρ for cleavage fracture measured using Single Edge Notch Bend (SENB) specimens containing a Unotch instead of a fatigue pre-crack. These specimens are typically used to measure a material’s effective notch toughness Km…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)108
30th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT), Giardini Naxos, Messina, Sicily, 16-21 September 2018

In future fusion power plants, such as DEMO, D-T neutron emission is predicted to exceed 1×1021 neutrons/second. Accurately monitoring neutron energies and intensities will be the primary method for estimating fusion power, and calculating key parameters, including the tritium breeding ratio and nuclear heating.  The Novel Neutron Det…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)105
24th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Adelaide, Australia, 4-8 November 2019

Access to both High Throughput Computing (HTC) and High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities is vitally important to the fusion community, not only for plasma modelling but also for advanced engineering and design, materials research, rendering, uncertainty quantification and advanced data analytics for engineering operations. The computing requi…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)104
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…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)103
24th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (PSI), South Korea, 24 - 29 January 2021

One of the issues faced by future fusion devices will be high target heat loads. Alternative divertors are a potential solution to the heat loads. They have been investigated in TCV and DIII-D, and will be investigated on MAST-U. To evaluate their effectiveness, accurate target heat flux and power balance measurements are required in these machines…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(20)97
22nd Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics (HTPD), San Diego, USA, 16-19 April 2018

Since 2010, an in-vessel calibration light source (ICLS) has been used periodically on JET to calibrate a range of diagnostics at UV, visible and IR wavelengths. During shutdowns, the ICLS (essentially an integrating sphere) is positioned within the vacuum vessel by the remote handling (RH) system. Following the 201…

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