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Development and Validation of a Computational Tool for Fusion Reactors' System Analysis

Franza, Fabrizio

Abstract (englisch):
On the roadmap to fusion energy the development and the operation of a demonstration power plant (DEMO) is the next step after ITER, a key facility currently devoted to the exploration of the physics aspects for self-sustained fusion plasmas with sizes and fusion power comparable to those attended in fusion power plants (FPP). Fusion systems codes are essential computational tools aimed to simulate the physics and the engineering features of a FPP. The main objective of a system code is to find one (or more) reactor configurations which simultaneously comply with physics operational limits, engineering constraints and net electric output requirements. As such simulation tools need to scope many design solutions over a large parameter phase space, they rely on rather basic physics and engineering models (mostly at zero or one-dimensional level) and on a relatively large number of input specifications. Within the conceptual design of a FPP, systems codes are interfaced to the detailed transport codes and engineering platforms, which operate in much larger time scales.

To fill the gap between systems and the detailed transport and engineering codes the high-fidelity system/design tool MIRA (Modular Integrated Reactor Analysis) has been developed. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000095873
Veröffentlicht am 18.06.2019
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik (INR)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000095873
HGF-Programm 31.03.06 (POF III, LK 01) Brutblanket-Entwicklung
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Umfang XXV, 263 S.
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Maschinenbau (MACH)
Institut Institut für Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik (INR)
Prüfungsdatum 07.06.2019
Referent/Betreuer Prof. R. Stieglitz
Schlagwörter Fusion reactor, System code
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