UKAEA Journals

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)09

Although the ultimate goal of most current fusion research is to build an economically attractive power plant, the present status of physics and technology does not provide the performance necessary to achieve this goal. Therefore, in order to model how such plants may operate and what their output might be, extrapolations must be made from existin…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(17)27

Power plant studies using systems codes allow the optimisation of designs to maximise or minimise some figure of merit: fusion power gain or cost of electricity, for example. The code should trade off between parameters to find the optimum whilst producing a solution consistent with physics and technology limitations. This paper describes the recen…

Preprint Published
2015

This paper describes the methodology that has been developed and applied to derive the principal geom-etry of the main DEMO tokamak systems, in particular the radial and vertical cross section based on the systems code output parameters, while exact parameters are described elsewhere [1]. This procedure reviews the analysis of the radial and vertic…

Published
2014

A key goal for fusion materials modelling research is the development of predictive simulation models and capabilities to assess material performance under the neutron irradiation conditions expected in near-plasma regions of fusion reactor tokamaks. This paper presents computational results from the modelling of neutron fields in the latest concep…

Published
2014

PROCESS is a reactor systems code – it assesses the engineering and economic viability of a hypothetical fusion power station using simple models of all parts of a reactor system, from the basic plasma physics to the generation of electricity. It has has been used for many years, but details of its operation have not been previously published. Th…

Published
2013

The mark-recapture method was devised by Petersen in 1896 to estimate the number of fish migrating into the Limfjord, and independently by Lincoln in 1930 to estimate waterfowl abundance. The technique can be applied to any search for a finite number of items by two or more people or agents, allowing the number of searched-for items to be estimated…

Published
2012

Recent infra-red measurements of divertor power loads on JET and AUG [1], revealed that the inter-ELM power width at the outer mid-plane in attached ELMy H-modes does not exhibit any noticeable scaling with machine size [1]. Making use of these results to calculate the effective radial heat diffusivity, and then including this in parametrized expre…

Published
2010

Recent papers have demonstrated that the yield stress and the Charpy ductile to brittle transition temperature shift at the high irradiation levels of a fusion power plant may be predicted from measurements at lower irradiation levels using neural networks. It was demonstrated that the extrapolation inherent in such predictions could be validated p…

Published
2009

In a rotating plasma, with co-neutral beam injection (NBI), the Doppler shift of the NBI particles, as viewed in the frame of the plasma, can result in a significant reduction in the beam-driven (Ohkawa) current when the rotation is strong. The correction applies to the toroidal fast-ion current calculated for a non-rotating plasma and is independe…

Published
2009

Recent predictions have been made of metallurgical properties of low-activation ferritic/martensitic steels alloys at the high irradiation levels (displacements per atom or dpa) needed for a fusion power plant as based on measurements at low irradiation levels where more data is available. These have been published for the yield stress and for the …

Published