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Title: CAD-centric Computation Management System for a Virtual TBM

Abstract

HyPerComp Inc. in research collaboration with TEXCEL has set out to build a Virtual Test Blanket Module (VTBM) computational system to address the need in contemporary fusion research for simulating the integrated behavior of the blanket, divertor and plasma facing components in a fusion environment. Physical phenomena to be considered in a VTBM will include fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, neutronics, structural mechanics and electromagnetics. We seek to integrate well established (third-party) simulation software in various disciplines mentioned above. The integrated modeling process will enable user groups to interoperate using a common modeling platform at various stages of the analysis. Since CAD is at the core of the simulation (as opposed to computational meshes which are different for each problem,) VTBM will have a well developed CAD interface, governing CAD model editing, cleanup, parameter extraction, model deformation (based on simulation,) CAD-based data interpolation. In Phase-I, we built the CAD-hub of the proposed VTBM and demonstrated its use in modeling a liquid breeder blanket module with coupled MHD and structural mechanics using HIMAG and ANSYS. A complete graphical user interface of the VTBM was created, which will form the foundation of any future development. Conservative data interpolation via CAD (asmore » opposed to mesh-based transfer), the regeneration of CAD models based upon computed deflections, are among the other highlights of phase-I activity.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
HyPerComp Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE SC Fusion Energy Sciences (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1012627
Report Number(s):
VTBM-2008-P1 Final Report
TRN: US1102634
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-08ER85199
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; BREEDING BLANKETS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; FLUID FLOW; HEAT TRANSFER; INTERPOLATION; MASS TRANSFER; ITER, Nuclear fusion, Test blanket module, Virtual Environment

Citation Formats

Ramakanth Munipalli, K.Y. Szema, P.Y. Huang, C.M. Rowell, A.Ying, and M. Abdou. CAD-centric Computation Management System for a Virtual TBM. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1012627.
Ramakanth Munipalli, K.Y. Szema, P.Y. Huang, C.M. Rowell, A.Ying, & M. Abdou. CAD-centric Computation Management System for a Virtual TBM. United States. doi:10.2172/1012627.
Ramakanth Munipalli, K.Y. Szema, P.Y. Huang, C.M. Rowell, A.Ying, and M. Abdou. Tue . "CAD-centric Computation Management System for a Virtual TBM". United States. doi:10.2172/1012627. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1012627.
@article{osti_1012627,
title = {CAD-centric Computation Management System for a Virtual TBM},
author = {Ramakanth Munipalli and K.Y. Szema and P.Y. Huang and C.M. Rowell and A.Ying and M. Abdou},
abstractNote = {HyPerComp Inc. in research collaboration with TEXCEL has set out to build a Virtual Test Blanket Module (VTBM) computational system to address the need in contemporary fusion research for simulating the integrated behavior of the blanket, divertor and plasma facing components in a fusion environment. Physical phenomena to be considered in a VTBM will include fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, neutronics, structural mechanics and electromagnetics. We seek to integrate well established (third-party) simulation software in various disciplines mentioned above. The integrated modeling process will enable user groups to interoperate using a common modeling platform at various stages of the analysis. Since CAD is at the core of the simulation (as opposed to computational meshes which are different for each problem,) VTBM will have a well developed CAD interface, governing CAD model editing, cleanup, parameter extraction, model deformation (based on simulation,) CAD-based data interpolation. In Phase-I, we built the CAD-hub of the proposed VTBM and demonstrated its use in modeling a liquid breeder blanket module with coupled MHD and structural mechanics using HIMAG and ANSYS. A complete graphical user interface of the VTBM was created, which will form the foundation of any future development. Conservative data interpolation via CAD (as opposed to mesh-based transfer), the regeneration of CAD models based upon computed deflections, are among the other highlights of phase-I activity.},
doi = {10.2172/1012627},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {5}
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