TR2018-186

Conceptual design study for heat exhaust management in the ARC fusion pilot plant


    •  Kuang, A., Cao, N., Creely, A., Dennett, C., Hecla, J., LaBombard, B., Tinguely, A., Tolman, E., Hoffman, H., Major, M., Ruiz, J., Brunner, D., Grover, P., Laughman, C.R., Sorborn, B., Whyte, D., "Conceptual design study for heat exhaust management in the ARC fusion pilot plant", Tech. Rep. TR2018-186, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA, January 2019.
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      • author = {Kuang, A.; Cao, N.; Creely, A.; Dennett, C.; Hecla, J.; LaBombard, B.; Tinguely, A.; Tolman, E.; Hoffman, H.; Major, M.; Ruiz, J.; Brunner, D.; Grover, P.; Laughman, C.R.; Sorborn, B.; Whyte, D.},
      • title = {Conceptual design study for heat exhaust management in the ARC fusion pilot plant},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2018-186},
      • month = jan,
      • year = 2019,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-186/}
      • }
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The ARC pilot plant conceptual design study has been extended beyond its initial scope [B. N. Sorbom et al., FED 100 (2015) 378] to explore options for managing ~525 MW of fusion power generated in a compact, high field (B 0 = 9.2 T) tokamak that is approximately the size of JET (R 0 = 3.3 m). Taking advantage of ARC's novel design - demountable high temperature superconductor toroidal field (TF) magnets, poloidal magnetic field coils located inside the TF, and vacuum vessel (VV) immersed in molten salt FLiBe blanket - this follow-on study has identified innovative and potentially robust power exhaust management solutions.