University of Wisconsin Neutronics Center of Excellence

ARIES

ARIES-ACT-1 isometric

ARIES-ACT-1

ARIES-ACT-1 TBR

Stepwise reduction in ARIES-ACT-1 TBR from 1.8 to 1.05 upon including individual elements of SiC/LiPb blanket

3-D distribution of tritium bred in blanket of ARIES-ACT-1

3-D profile of tritium production in LiPb breeder of ARIES-ACT-1

Isometric view of ARIES-AT

ARIES-AT

ARIES-CS

ARIES-CS

ARIES-III

ARIES-III

ARIES-ST

ARIES-ST

SPSS

SPSS

The ARIES program is a national, multi-institutional research activity. Its mission is to perform advanced integrated design studies of the long-term fusion energy embodiments to identify key R&D directions and to provide vision for the fusion program. It is funded by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy. Since the inception of the program in 1988, the ARIES team has developed numerous MFE and IFE power plants and examined the critical design issues for a broad range of alternate concepts. All ARIES power plants generate 1000 MW of net electric power and are assumed to operate for 40 full power years.

Since the early 1990s, the UW neutronics group has been leading the ARIES nuclear task that includes neutronics, shielding, and activation. More specifically, we provide the tritium breeding ratio, neutron wall loading profile, surface and volumetric heat loads to all components, overall neutron energy multiplication, neutron dose to structural materials, service lifetimes of all components, radial/vertical builds, radioactive inventory, biological dose for maintenance, and options for handling all kinds of radioactive materials during plant operation and after decommissioning.

Related Links

  • ARIES study timeline
  • ARIES webpage at UCSD

  • Publications

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    UWFDM-1386   Novel Solution for the Problem of Neutron Streaming Through Inboard Assembly Gaps of ARIES Tokamak Power Plants; T. Bohm, L. El-Guebaly, November 2010 [presented at 19th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, November 7-11, 2010, Las Vegas NV. Published in Fusion Science and Technology 60, Number 1 (July 2011) 278-272.].

    UWFDM-1152   Options for the Use of High Temperature Superconductor in Tokamak Fusion Reactor Designs; L. Bromberg, M. Tekula, L.A. El-Guebaly, R. Miller, ARIES Team, May 2000 [published in Fusion Engineering and Design 54 (2001) 167-180.].

    Radioactive Waste Management of Fusion Power Plants; Luigi Di Pace, Laila El-Guebaly, Boris Kolbasov, Vincent Massaut and Massimo Zucchetti, April 2012 [Chapter 14 in book: Radioactive Waste. Dr. Rehab Abdel Rahman (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0551-0, InTech]. ( available online )

    ARIES-ST Nuclear Analysis and Shield Design; L.A. El-Guebaly, 2003 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 65, 263-284].

    Activation and Environmental Aspects of ARIES-ACT-1 Power Plant; L. El-Guebaly, L. Mynsberge, C. Martin, D. Henderson, 2014 [to be published in Fusion Science and Technology, 2014.].

    Basic Concepts of Thermonuclear Fusion; L. El-Guebaly, August 2011 [Chapter 5 in Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications, Steven B. Krivit and Jay H. Lehr, eds., John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-89439-2]. ( available online )

    Design Challenges and Activation Concerns for ARIES Vacuum Vessel; L. El-Guebaly, T. Huhn, A. Rowcliffe, S. Malang, and the ARIES-ACT Team, 2013 [Fusion Science and Technology 61 (2013) 449-454].

    Neutronics Assessment for the ARIES Advanced Reactor Studies; L.A. El-Guebaly, 1995 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 28, 658-664].

    Neutronics Characteristics and Shielding System for ARIES-ACT-1 Power Plant; L. El-Guebaly and L. Mynsberge, 2014 [to be published in Fusion Science and Technology, 2014.].

    Nuclear Performance Assessment of ARIES-AT; L.A. El-Guebaly, Jan. 2006 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 80, 99-110].

    Overview of ARIES Nuclear Assessments: Neutronics, Shielding, and Activation; Laila El-Guebaly, 2014 [Progress in Nuclear Science and Technology 4, 118-121 (2014)].

    Overview of ARIES-RS Neutronics and Radiation Shielding: Key Issues and Main Conclusions; L.A. El-Guebaly, 1997 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 38, 139-158].

    Power Plant Projects; L. El-Guebaly, August 2011 [Chapter 35 in Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications, Steven B. Krivit and Jay H. Lehr, eds., John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-89439-2]. ( available online )

    Progressive Steps Towards Integral Nuclear Assessments for Fusion Devices; L. El-Guebaly, November 14, 2013 [ANS Transactions of ANS Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, November 10-14, 2013.].

    Radiation Shielding Schemes and Advanced Fabrication Techniques for Superconducting Magnets; L.A. El-Guebaly and L.M. Waganer, 2009 [Chapter 8 in book: Superconducting Magnets and Superconductivity: Research, Technology and Applications. A. Aasen and P. Olsson, Editors. NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-1-60741-017-1 (2009) 275-291. Also published in E-Journal: International Journal of Condensed Matter, Advanced Materials, and Superconductivity Research, Volume 9, No. 1. ISSN 1067-6147 (2011) 57-74. ]. ( available online )

    State-of-the-Art 3-D Assessment of Elements Degrading TBR of ARIES-ACT SiC/LiPb Blanket; L. El-Guebaly, A. Jaber, L. Mynsberge, and the ARIES-ACT Team, 2013 [Fusion Science and Technology 61 (2013) 582-586].

    Target Activation and Radiological Response of ARIES-IFE Dry Wall Chamber; L.A. El-Guebaly, D.L. Henderson, P.P.H. Wilson, and A.E. Abdou, 2002 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 63-64, 653-658].

    Views on Neutronics and Activation Issues Facing Thick Liquid-Protected IFE Chambers; L. El-Guebaly, 2005 [Fusion Science & Technology, 47, No. 3, 544].

    UWFDM-1350   Three Dimensional Analysis of Radiation Streaming Through ARIES-CS He-Access Pipes; A. Ibrahim, D.L. Henderson, L.A. El-Guebaly, P.P.H. Wilson, M.E. Sawan, and the ARIES Team, September 2008 [presented at the 18th ANS Topical Meeting on Fusion Energy, 28 September-2 October 2008, San Francisco CA].

    Loss of Coolant and Loss of Flow Accident Analyses for ARIES-AT Power Plant; E. Mogahed, L. El-Guebaly, A. Abdou, P. Wilson, and D. Henderson, 2001 [Fusion Technology, 39, No. 2, 462].

    Operational Windows for Dry-Wall and Wetted-Wall IFE Chambers; F. Najmabadi, A.R. Raffray, S.I. Abdel-Khalik, Leslie Bromberg, L.A. El-Guebaly et al., 2004 [Fusion Science & Technology, 46, No. 3, 401-416].

    The ARIES-AT advanced tokamak, Advanced technology fusion power plant; F. Najmabadi, A. Abdou, L. Bromberg, T. Brown, V.C. Chan, M.C. Chu, F. Dahlgren, L. El-Guebaly, P. Heitzenroeder, D. Henderson, H.E. St. John, C.E. Kessel, L.L. Lao, G.R. Longhurst, S. Malang, T.K. Mau, B.J. Merrill, R.L. Miller, E. Mogahed, R.L. Moore, T. Petrie, D.A. Petti, P. Politzer, A.R. Raffray, D. Steiner, I. Sviatoslavsky, P. Synder, G.M. Syaebler, A.D. Turnbull, M.S. Tillack, L.M. Waganer, X. Wang, P. West and P. Wilson, Jan. 2006 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 80, 3-23].

    ARIES-AT safety design and analysis; D. Petti, B. Merrill, R. Moore, G. Longhurst, L. El-Guebaly, E. Mogahed, D. Henderson, P. Wilson, and A. Abdou, Jan. 2006 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 80, 111-137].

    UWFDM-1170   Safety and Environmental Assessment of ARIES-AT; D.A. Petti, B.J. Merrill, R.L. Moore, G.R. Longhurst, L. El-Guebaly, E. Mogahed, D. Henderson, P. Wilson, A. Abdou, March 2001 [presented at the 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, October 15-19, 2000, Park City UT; published in Fusion Technology, 39, No. 2, 449 (2001)].

    UWFDM-1169   ARIES-AT Blanket and Divertor; A.R. Raffray, M.S. Tillack, X. Wang, L. El-Guebaly, I. Sviatoslavsky, S. Malang, ARIES Team, March 2001 [presented at the 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, October 15-19, 2000, Park City UT; published in Fusion Technology, 39, No. 2, 429 (2001)].

    Advanced Power Core System for the ARIES-AT Power Plant; R. Raffray, L. El-Guebaly, S. Malang, I. Sviatoslavsky et al., Jan. 2006 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 80, 79-98].

    Dry-Wall Survival Under IFE Conditions; R. Raffray, L. El-Guebaly et al., 2004 [Fusion Science & Technology, 46, No. 3, 417-437].

    UWFDM-1167   High Performance Blanket for ARIES-AT Power Plant; A.R. Raffray, L. El-Guebaly, S. Gordeev, S. Malang, E. Mogahed, F. Najmabadi, I. Sviatoslavsky, D.K. Sze, M.S. Tillack, X. Wang, ARIES Team, February 2001 [published in Fusion Engineering and Design, 58-59, 549-553 (2001)].

    IFE Thick Liquid Wall Chamber Dynamics: Governing Mechanisms and Modeling and Experimental capabilities; R. Raffray, W. Meier, S. Abdel-Khalik, R. Bonazza, P. Calderoni, C. Debonnel, Z. Dragojlovic, L. El-Guebaly et al., 2006 [Fusion Science & Technology, 49, 1-27].

    UWFDM-1385   Activation and Radiation Damage Characteristics of W-Based Divertor of ARIES Power Plants; A. Robinson, L. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, November 2010 [presented at 19th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, November 7-11, 2010, Las Vegas NV. Published in Fusion Science and Technology 60, Number 2 (July 2011) 715-719.].

    UWFDM-1384   Rigorous Evaluation of Biological Dose for Fusion Systems and Comparison with Approximate Contact Dose Approach; A. Robinson, L. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, November 2010 [presented at 19th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, November 7-11, 2010, Las Vegas NV. Published in Fusion Science and Technology 60, Number 2 (July 2011) 720-724.].

    ARIES-RS Safety Design and Analysis; D. Steiner, L. El-Guebaly, S. Herring et al., 1997 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 38, 189-218].

    UWFDM-1168   ARIES Inertial Fusion Chamber Assessment; M.S. Tillack, F. Najmabadi, L. El-Guebaly, R.R. Peterson, D.T. Goodin, K.R. Schultz, W.R. Meier, J. Perkins, D.A. Petti, J.D. Sethian, L.M. Waganer, ARIES Team, March 2001 [presented at the 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, October 15--19, 2000, Park City UT; published in Fusion Technology, 39, No. 2, 343 (2001)].

    Design approach of the ARIES-AT power core and vacuum vessel cost assessment; L.M. Waganer, F. Najmabadi, M.S. Tillack, X. Wang, and L.A. El-Guebaly, Jan. 2006 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 80, 181-200].

    Three-Dimensional Modeling of Complex Fusion Devices Using CAD-MCNP Interface; M. Wang, D. Henderson, T. Tautges, L. El-Guebaly, and X. Wang, 2005 [Fusion Science & Technology, 47, No. 4, 1079].

    Synergies between Generation IV and Advanced Fusion Power Plants; P. Wilson, T. Allen, and L. El-Guebaly, 2005 [Fusion Science & Technology, 47, No. 3, 445].

    retrieve PDF Initial Activation Assessment for ARIES Compact Stellarator Power Plant; L. El-Guebaly, P. Wilson, D. Paige and the ARIES Team, September 2004 [presented at the 16th ANS Topical Meeting on Fusion Energy, 14-16 September 2004, Madison WI]. (1 page, 816 kB)

    retrieve PDF Radiological Issues for Thin Liquid Walls of ARIES-IFE Study; L.A. El-Guebaly, P.P.H. Wilson, D.L. Henderson, L. Waganer, R. Raffray, and ARIES Team, November 2002 [presented at the 15th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, 17-21 November 2002, Washington, DC]. (1 page, 454 kB)

    retrieve PDF Target Activation and Radiological Response of ARIES-IFE Dry Wall Chamber; L.A. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, P. Wilson, A. Abdou, April 2002 [presented at the 6th International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology, San Diego, CA, 7-12 April 2002]. (1 page, 356 kB)

    retrieve PDF Views on Neutronics and Activation Issues Facing Liquid-Protected IFE Chambers; L.A. El-Guebaly and the ARIES Team, September 2004 [presented at the 16th ANS Topical Meeting on Fusion Energy, 14-16 September 2004, Madison WI]. (1 page, 621 kB)


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