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Designing ARIES-CS Compact Radial Build and Nuclear System: Neutronics, Shielding, and Activation

L. El-Guebaly, P. Wilson, D. Henderson, M. Sawan, G. Sviatoslavsky, T. Tautges, R. Slaybaugh, B. Kiedrowski, A. Ibrahim, C. Martin, R. Raffray, S. Malang, J. Lyon, L. P. Ku, X. Wang, L. Bromberg, B. Merrill, L. Waganer, F. Najmabadi, ARIES-CS Team

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 54 / Number 3 / October 2008 / Pages 747-770

Technical Paper / Aries-Cs Special Issue

Within the ARIES-CS project, design activities have focused on developing the first compact device that enhances the attractiveness of the stellarator as a power plant. The objectives of this paper are to review the nuclear elements that received considerable attention during the design process and provide a perspective on their successful integration into the final design. Among these elements are the radial build definition, the well-optimized in-vessel components that satisfy the ARIES top-level requirements, the carefully selected nuclear and engineering parameters to produce an economic optimum, the modeling - for the first time ever - of the highly complex stellarator geometry for the three-dimensional nuclear assessment, and the overarching safety and environmental constraints to deliver an attractive, reliable, and truly compact stellarator power plant.

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