UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)52

Fusion has entered the engineering era. Moving from plasma science to experiments demonstrating the benefits of modified torus shapes and advanced divertor geometries, the ‘field’ has become an ‘industry’. Investors focus now on whether superconducting magnet joints are feasible in large tokamak designs and how to deliver net energy to grid…

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)93

Parametric dependencies of the linear stability of toroidal Alfven eigenmode (TAE) in the presence of neutral beam injection (NBI) are investigated to understand the beam drive and damping effect of TAEs in JET and KSTAR. It is found that the results depend on the drift orbit width of the beam-ions normalized to the characteristic mode widths. I…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)67

Disruption prediction and avoidance is a critical need for next-step tokamaks such as ITER. The Disruption Event Characterization and Forecasting Code (DECAF) is used to fully automate analysis of tokamak data to determine chains of events that lead to disruptions and to forecast their evolution allowing sufficient time for mitigation or full av…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)77

Internal flow behaviour during melt-pool-based metal manufacturing remains unclear and hinders progression to process optimisation. In this contribution, we present direct time-resolved imaging of melt pool flow dynamics from a high-energy synchrotron radiation experiment. We track internal flow streams during arc welding of steel and measure insta…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)76

Shutdown dose rate calculations provide an essential input to the design and research of fusion power plant technology. They allow the estimation of dose to personnel and equipment during planned and unplanned maintenance. The mesh coupled rigorous 2 step (MCR2S) methodology used at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) was originally developed to…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)36

Ti-containing micro-alloyed steels are often alloyed with molybdenum (Mo) to gain superior ageing-resistance through reduced nano-precipitate coarsening, although the exact mechanism is still disputed. Using small angle neutron scattering (SANS), we characterize precipitate composition and coarsening in Ti micro-alloyed steels with and without Mo t…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)79

This paper reports new activities conducted as part of the JET technology programme under the WP-JET3 ACT sub-project collaboration. The aim of the sub-project is to take advantage of the significant 14 MeV neutron fluence expected during JET operations to irradiate samples of materials that will used in the manufacturing of main ITER tokamak compo…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)66

Functional materials’ properties are influenced by microstructures which can be changed during manufacturing. Experimental characterisation is often time consuming and expensive. A technique is presented which digitises graphite foam via X-ray tomography and converts it into image-based models to determine properties in silico. By simulating a la…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)56

The deformation responses at 77 and 293 K of a FeCoNiCr high-entropy alloy, produced by a powder metallurgy route, are investigated using in situ neutron diffraction and correlative transmission electron microscopy. The strength and ductility of the alloy are significant improved at cryogenic temperatures. The true ultimate tensile strengt…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)42

As part of the expansion of the Direct Accelerated Geometry Monte Carlo (DAGMC) toolkit to support other Monte Carlo codes, FluDAG (FLUKA integrated with DAGMC) was developed. There has been increasing demand from the high energy physics community regarding Computer Aided Design (CAD) geometry support in Monte Carlo codes. In this paper, the develo…

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