Numerical analysis of radiative heat flux on large helical device

Mitsuo Higano, Shigenao Maruyama, Toshiyuki Takagi

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Abstract

Radiative heat transfer of the torus plasma in a large helical device for the research of a fusion reactor is analyzed, in which the plasma is approximated as a gray participating medium and a black, specular or diffuse surface is assumed for the wall of vacuum chamber. A generalized numerical method: the Radiation Element Method by Ray Emission Mode, (REM2), is used. Arbitrary thermal conditions can be specified for each radiation element in REM2. The effects of heat generation distribution in the plasma and radiative properties of the vacuum chamber wall on the distributions of plasma temperature and surface heat flux on the vacuum chamber wall are investigated for wide ranges of optical thickness of the plasma. Dimensionless expressions for the distributions of plasma temperature and surface heat flux are considered. Maximum heat fluxes on the vacuum chamber wall are estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume39-40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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