Towards Multiphysics Simulations of Fusion Breeder Blankets

Towards Multiphysics Simulations of Fusion Breeder Blankets

Towards Multiphysics Simulations of Fusion Breeder Blankets 150 150 Mathew
UKAEA-CCFE-CP(22)06

Towards Multiphysics Simulations of Fusion Breeder Blankets

We present new two applications, AURORA and Achlys, developed using the MOOSE framework for finite element analysis, intended to facilitate engineering analysis for fusion reactors. Respectively these couple neutronics and tritium transport to native MOOSE physics modules including heat conduction and tensor mechanics. We outline steps taken to perform verification of software and validation of physics models. We provide a proof-of-concept application to a breeder blanket model, drawing some qualitative conclusions. Finally, we consider future directions for further in-depth analysis and development.

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International Conference on Physics of Reactors 2022 (PHYSOR 2022), Pittsburgh, USA, 15–20 May 2022