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Title: Final Technical Report for "Nuclear Technologies for Near Term Fusion Devices"

Abstract

Over approximately 18 years, this project evolved to focus on a number of related topics, all tied to the nuclear analysis of fusion energy systems. For the earliest years, the University of Wisconsin (UW)’s effort was in support of the Advanced Power Extraction (APEX) study to investigate high power density first wall and blanket systems. A variety of design concepts were studied before this study gave way to a design effort for a US Test Blanket Module (TBM) to be installed in ITER. Simultaneous to this TBM project, nuclear analysis supported the conceptual design of a number of fusion nuclear science facilities that might fill a role in the path to fusion energy. Beginning in approximately 2005, this project added a component focused on the development of novel radiation transport software capability in support of the above nuclear analysis needs. Specifically, a clear need was identified to support neutron and photon transport on the complex geometries associated with Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Following the initial development of the Direct Accelerated Geoemtry Monte Carlo (DAGMC) capability, additional features were added, including unstructured mesh tallies and multi-physics analysis such as the Rigorous 2-Step (R2S) methodology for Shutdown Dose Rate (SDR) prediction. Throughout themore » project, there were also smaller tasks in support of the fusion materials community and for the testing of changes to the nuclear data that is fundamental to this kind of nuclear analysis.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1389167
Report Number(s):
DOE-UW-54513
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-99ER54513
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; nuclear analysis; fusion nuclear science; software development; radiation transport

Citation Formats

Wilson, Paul P.H., Sawan, Mohamed E., Davis, Andrew, and Bohm, Tim D. Final Technical Report for "Nuclear Technologies for Near Term Fusion Devices". United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1389167.
Wilson, Paul P.H., Sawan, Mohamed E., Davis, Andrew, & Bohm, Tim D. Final Technical Report for "Nuclear Technologies for Near Term Fusion Devices". United States. doi:10.2172/1389167.
Wilson, Paul P.H., Sawan, Mohamed E., Davis, Andrew, and Bohm, Tim D. Tue . "Final Technical Report for "Nuclear Technologies for Near Term Fusion Devices"". United States. doi:10.2172/1389167. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389167.
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title = {Final Technical Report for "Nuclear Technologies for Near Term Fusion Devices"},
author = {Wilson, Paul P.H. and Sawan, Mohamed E. and Davis, Andrew and Bohm, Tim D.},
abstractNote = {Over approximately 18 years, this project evolved to focus on a number of related topics, all tied to the nuclear analysis of fusion energy systems. For the earliest years, the University of Wisconsin (UW)’s effort was in support of the Advanced Power Extraction (APEX) study to investigate high power density first wall and blanket systems. A variety of design concepts were studied before this study gave way to a design effort for a US Test Blanket Module (TBM) to be installed in ITER. Simultaneous to this TBM project, nuclear analysis supported the conceptual design of a number of fusion nuclear science facilities that might fill a role in the path to fusion energy. Beginning in approximately 2005, this project added a component focused on the development of novel radiation transport software capability in support of the above nuclear analysis needs. Specifically, a clear need was identified to support neutron and photon transport on the complex geometries associated with Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Following the initial development of the Direct Accelerated Geoemtry Monte Carlo (DAGMC) capability, additional features were added, including unstructured mesh tallies and multi-physics analysis such as the Rigorous 2-Step (R2S) methodology for Shutdown Dose Rate (SDR) prediction. Throughout the project, there were also smaller tasks in support of the fusion materials community and for the testing of changes to the nuclear data that is fundamental to this kind of nuclear analysis.},
doi = {10.2172/1389167},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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