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. and Cao, N. and Creely, A. and Dennett, C. and Hecla, J. and LaBombard, B. and Tinguely, A. and Tolman, E. and Hoffman, H. and Major, M. and Ruiz, J. and Brunner, D. and Grover, P. and Laughman, C.R. and Sorborn, B. and 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.