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Title: Field-Reversed Configuration Power Plant Critical-Issue Scoping Study

Abstract

A team from the Universities of Wisconsin, Washington, and Illinois performed an engineering scoping study of critical issues for field-reversed configuration (FRC) power plants. The key tasks for this research were (1) systems analysis for deuterium-tritium (D-T) FRC fusion power plants, and (2) conceptual design of the blanket and shield module for an FRC fusion core. For the engineering conceptual design of the fusion core, the project team focused on intermediate-term technology. For example, one decision was to use steele structure. The FRC systems analysis led to a fusion power plant with attractive features including modest size, cylindrical symmetry, good thermal efficiency (52%), relatively easy maintenance, and a high ratio of electric power to fusion core mass, indicating that it would have favorable economics.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Wisconsin-Madison (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
833782
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/54431-1
TRN: US0500653
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-97ER54431
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Mar 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN; ECONOMICS; ELECTRIC POWER; FIELD-REVERSED THETA PINCH DEVICES; MAINTENANCE; POWER PLANTS; SHIELDS; SYMMETRY; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; THERMAL EFFICIENCY; FUSION, FIELD-REVERSED CONFIGURATION, FRC, POWER PLANT, TRITRIUM-BREEDING BLANKET

Citation Formats

Santarius, J. F., Mogahed, E. A., Emmert, G. A., Khater, H. Y., Nguyen, C. N., Ryzhkov, S. V., and Stubna, M. D. Field-Reversed Configuration Power Plant Critical-Issue Scoping Study. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/833782.
Santarius, J. F., Mogahed, E. A., Emmert, G. A., Khater, H. Y., Nguyen, C. N., Ryzhkov, S. V., & Stubna, M. D. Field-Reversed Configuration Power Plant Critical-Issue Scoping Study. United States. doi:10.2172/833782.
Santarius, J. F., Mogahed, E. A., Emmert, G. A., Khater, H. Y., Nguyen, C. N., Ryzhkov, S. V., and Stubna, M. D. Fri . "Field-Reversed Configuration Power Plant Critical-Issue Scoping Study". United States. doi:10.2172/833782. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/833782.
@article{osti_833782,
title = {Field-Reversed Configuration Power Plant Critical-Issue Scoping Study},
author = {Santarius, J. F. and Mogahed, E. A. and Emmert, G. A. and Khater, H. Y. and Nguyen, C. N. and Ryzhkov, S. V. and Stubna, M. D.},
abstractNote = {A team from the Universities of Wisconsin, Washington, and Illinois performed an engineering scoping study of critical issues for field-reversed configuration (FRC) power plants. The key tasks for this research were (1) systems analysis for deuterium-tritium (D-T) FRC fusion power plants, and (2) conceptual design of the blanket and shield module for an FRC fusion core. For the engineering conceptual design of the fusion core, the project team focused on intermediate-term technology. For example, one decision was to use steele structure. The FRC systems analysis led to a fusion power plant with attractive features including modest size, cylindrical symmetry, good thermal efficiency (52%), relatively easy maintenance, and a high ratio of electric power to fusion core mass, indicating that it would have favorable economics.},
doi = {10.2172/833782},
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