A conceptual design of RFP fusion power core - REPUTER-I

H. Madarame, T. Terai, T. Iguchi, Y. Kamada, H. Shimotohno, S. Tanaka, H. Hashizume, T. Sugiura, K. Miya, S. Kondo, N. Suzuki

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Abstract

REPUTER-I is a conceptual design study on a compact reversed field pinch fusion reactor with a solid breeder blanket. The first wall is structurally independent from the blanket. The blanket is composed of SiC reinforced blocks which form a stable arch, and the stresses in SiC are basically compressive. Pressurized water is chosen for the first wall and as a limiter coolant in order to remove a high heat flux, while helium gas is used for the blanket coolant. A pile of thin Li2O tiles and thick beryllium tile provides a satisfactory tritium breeding ratio. A pumped limiter is shown to meet the demand for heat and particle exhaust removal in a compact RFP core. Magnet system design and plasma performance analysis are made as well on the first wall, blanket and limiter design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-416
Number of pages28
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume7
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Madarame, H., Terai, T., Iguchi, T., Kamada, Y., Shimotohno, H., Tanaka, S., Hashizume, H., Sugiura, T., Miya, K., Kondo, S., & Suzuki, N. (1988). A conceptual design of RFP fusion power core - REPUTER-I. Fusion Engineering and Design, 7(C), 389-416. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-3796(88)80028-0