Stepwise reduction in ARIES-ACT-1 TBR from 1.8 to 1.05 upon including individual elements of SiC/LiPb blanket
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.
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Activation Analysis for ARIES-AT Divertor; Ali Abdou, L.A. El-Guebaly, D.L. Henderson, June 2000 [ARIES Review Meeting, June 19-21, 2000, Madison WI]. (15 pages, 1.9 MB)
3-D Assessment of Neutron Streaming through Inboard Assembly Gaps; T.D. Bohm and L.A. El-Guebaly, April 2009 [presented at the ARIES-Pathways Meeting, 23-24 April 2009, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI]. (21 pages, 723 kB)
UWFDM-1364 3-D Assessment of Neutron Streaming through Inboard Assembly Gaps of ARIES Tokamak Power Plant; T.D. Bohm, L.A. El-Guebaly and the ARIES Team, June 2009. (16 pages, 2.6 MB)
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.].
UWFDM-1148 Electromagnetic Disruption Effects in the ARIES-RS Tokamak Design; J.A. Crowell and J.P. Blanchard, October 2000 [presented at the 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, October 15-19, 2000, Park City UT]. (6 pages, 882 kB)
UWFDM-1411 Environmental Aspects of W-Based Components Employed in ITER, ARIES, and PPCS Fusion Designs; M. Desecures, L. El-Guebaly, June 2012. (34 pages, 1.9 MB)
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 )
UWFDM-1418 Neutronics Characteristics, Shielding System, Activation, and Environmental Aspects of ARIES-ACT-2 Power Plant; L. El-Guebaly and L. Mynsberge, December 2014. (36 pages, 2.7 MB)
2-D Analysis of Neutron Streaming Through Helium Access Tubes; L. El-Guebaly, S. Malang, X. Wang, September 2005 [presented at the ARIES-CS Project Meeting, Meeting, 15-16 September 2005, PPPL, Princeton NJ]. (16 pages, 9.2 MB)
3-D Assessment of Neutron Streaming Through Assembly Gaps: Outboard Options; L. El-Guebaly, A. Robinson, T. Bohm, July 2010 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 29-30 July 2010, Bethesda MD]. (14 pages, 648 kB)
ARIES Compact Stellarator Design (ARIES-CS); L.A. El-Guebaly, September 23, 2003 [FTI Tuesday meeting]. (25 pages, 3.7 MB)
ARIES Safety-Related Components and Nuclear Grade Requirements; L. El-Guebaly, L. Cadwallader, B. Merrill, December 2009 [presented at the ARIES-Pathways Project Meeting, 15-16 December 2009, General Atomics, San Diego CA]. (21 pages, 384 kB)
ARIES-ACT-DCLL NWL Distribution and Revised Radial Build; L.A. El-Guebaly and A. Jaber, July 2011 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 27-28 July 2011, Gaithersburg MD]. (21 pages, 2.3 MB)
ARIES-AT Nuclear Parameters, Radial Build, and Activation Analysis; L. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, A. Abdou, December 1999 [ARIES Meeting, December 1-3, 1999, UCSD]. (21 pages, 183 kB)
ARIES-AT Radial Build Definition: DCLL Blanket w/ Thin SiC Inserts; L.A. El-Guebaly, January 2009 [presented at the ARIES-Pathways Project Meeting, 21-22 January 2009, San Diego, CA]. (19 pages, 530 kB)
ARIES-CS Radial Builds and Compositions; L.A. El-Guebaly and the ARIES Team, August 2004. (33 pages, 1.3 MB)
ARIES-CS Radial Builds and Compositions; L.A. El-Guebaly and the ARIES Team, November 2004. (17 pages, 427 kB)
ARIES-DB Design Issues; L.A. El-Guebaly, December 2009 [presented at the ARIES-Pathways Project Meeting, 15-16 December 2009, General Atomics, San Diego CA]. (14 pages, 555 kB)
ARIES-ST Nuclear Analysis and Shield Design; L.A. El-Guebaly, 2003 [Fusion Engineering and Design, 65, 263-284].
UWFDM-1182 Activation Assessment for IFE Thin Liquid Wall Materials and Proposed Variations for Liquid Waste Minimization; L. El-Guebaly, P. Wilson, D. Henderson, L. Waganer, R. Raffray and the ARIES Team, November 2002. (18 pages, 1.3 MB)
Activation Assessments of 316-SS Vacuum Vessel and W-Based Divertor; L. El-Guebaly, A. Robinson, D. Henderson, May 2010 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 19 May 2010, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla CA]. (33 pages, 3.0 MB)
Activation Concerns for Candidate Vacuum Vessel Materials; L.A. El-Guebaly and T. Huhn, July 2011 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 27-28 July 2011, Gaithersburg MD]. (16 pages, 1.8 MB)
Activation Issues for Candidate Coating/Hohlraum Materials; L. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, A. Abdou, P. Wilson, March 2001 [ARIES Project Meeting, Livermore CA, 8-9 March 2001]. (20 pages, 189 kB)
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.].
UWFDM-1154 Activation of Target Coatings/Hohlraums and Influence on Waste Management of IFE Chambers; L.A. El-Guebaly, D.L. Henderson, P.P.H. Wilson, A.E. Abdou and the ARIES Team, November 2001. (17 pages, 259 kB)
Assessment of Power Core Parameters and Related Costs; L. El-Guebaly, November 2005 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 17-18 Novemeber 2005, University of California-San Diego, San Diego CA]. (23 pages, 2.9 MB)
Assessment of Power Core Parameters and Related Costs (Part II); L. El-Guebaly, January 2006 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 23 January 2006, University of California-San Diego, San Diego CA]. (12 pages, 265 kB)
Assessment of Power Core Parameters and Related Costs (Part III); L. El-Guebaly, April 2006 [presented at the ARIES-CS Project Meeting, 27-28 April 2006, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI]. (11 pages, 595 kB)
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 )
UWFDM-1233 Benefits of Radial Build Minimization and Requirements Imposed on ARIES Compact Stellarator Design; L. El-Guebaly, R. Raffray, S. Malang, J.F. Lyon, and L.P. Ku, September 2004 [Proceedings 16th ANS Topical Meeting on Fusion Energy, Fusion Science and Technology 47 (3), April 2005, pp. 432-439]. (11 pages, 1.6 MB)
Blanket Design Issues for ARIES-AT; L. El-Guebaly, August 1999 [ARIES Project Meeting, 9-10 August 1999, UCSD]. (9 pages, 78 kB)
UWFDM-1294 Clearance Considerations for Slightly-Irradiated Components of Fusion Power Plants; L. El-Guebaly, R. Pampin, M. Zucchetti, July 2006 [presented at the 8th IAEA Technical Meeting on Fusion Power Plant Safety, Vienna, Austria, 10-13 July 2006; published in Nuclear Fusion 47 (2007) 480-484]. (10 pages, 707 kB)
Clearance Issues and Radwaste Volume for ARIES-AT; L. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, A. Abdou, P. Wilson, E. Mogahed, December 1999 [Presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 20-21 March 2000, University of California at San Diego]. (17 pages, 130 kB)
UWFDM-1140 Clearance Issues for Advanced Fusion Power Plants; L. El-Guebaly, D. Henderson, A. Abdou, P. Wilson, and the ARIES Team, October 2000 [presented at the 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, October 15-19, 2000, Park City UT; published in Fusion Technology, 39 (2001) 986-990]. (7 pages, 182 kB)
Comments on ARIES-ACT Strawman; L.A. El-Guebaly, April 2011 [presented at the ARIES Project Meeting, 4--5 April 2011, Bethesda, MD]. (17 pages, 1.8 MB)
UWFDM-1021 Cost-Effective Shield Designs for Environmentally Attractive Fusion Power Plants; L.A. El-Guebaly, C.G. Bathke and the ARIES Team, May 1996 [Presented at the 12th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Power, 16-20 June 1996, Reno NV]. (8 pages, 625 kB)
UWFDM-1285 Current Challenges Facing Recycling and Clearance of Fusion Radioactive Materials; L.A. El-Guebaly, R.A. Forrest, T.D. Marshall, N.P. Taylor, K. Tobita, M. Zucchetti, November 2005. (20 pages, 1.3 MB)
DCLL Blanket for ARIES-AT: Major Changes to Radial Build and Design Implications; L. El-Guebaly, December 2007 [presented at the ARIES-Pathways Project Meeting, 12-13 December 2007, Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA]. (23 pages, 4.1 MB)
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].