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Fusion Engineering and Design 5960 (2000) 567576 Novel liquid blanket configurations and their hydrodynamic
 

Summary: Fusion Engineering and Design 5960 (2000) 567576
Novel liquid blanket configurations and their hydrodynamic
analyses for innovative confinement concepts
K. Gulec a,
*, M.A. Abdou a
, R.W. Moir b
, N.B. Morley a
, A. Ying a
a
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
b
Lawrence Li6ermore National Laboratory, Li6ermore, CA, USA
Abstract
Hydrodynamics analyses as a part of the APEX (advanced power extraction) study demonstrates the potential
application of applying swirling thick liquid walls to innovative confinement concepts such as field reversed
configuration (FRC), spherical torus (ST) and heavy-ion fusion (HIF). This paper addresses the design and the
hydrodynamic aspects of fusion relevant swirling flow including 3-D velocity distribution, variations of the flow
height in axial and azimuthal directions and hydrodynamic flow stability. Numerical hydrodynamic analyses using a
3-D code with Flibe as the working fluid, shows that a thick liquid first-wall/blanket (\0.6 m) can be maintained in
a circular vacuum chamber of 2 m radius by injecting the liquid layer from one side through a swirl flow generating

  

Source: Abdou, Mohamed - Fusion Science and Technology Center, University of California at Los Angeles

 

Collections: Plasma Physics and Fusion