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Status and Plan of the System Codes Development for ITER Test Blanket Module and Fusion Breeding Blanket in Korea

Dong Won Lee et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 64 / Number 3 / September 2013 / Pages 645-650

Test Blanket, Fuel Cycle, and Breeding / Proceedings of the Twentieth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE-2012) (Part 2) Nashville, Tennessee, August 27-31, 2012 /

The design scheme and system codes for fusion application have been developed for the ITER Test Blanket Module (TBM) program in Korea in parallel with the breeding blanket development, which were based on the developed system codes in Gen. IV reactor development projects such as MARS (Multi-dimensional Analysis of Reactor Safety) and GAMMA (GAs Multi-component Mixture Analysis). Considering the unique and common features with both the Fusion and Gen. IV reactors, four approaches have been carried out: (1) modifying the heat transfer model and suggesting a 3D analysis for considering the one-sided heating with extreme temperature differences, (2) implementing a tritium permeation model for a simulation of its behavior and amount simulation in a fusion coolant system, (3) developing a physical properties generation model for PbLi and Li considering the liquid metal breeders in these codes, and (4) implementing the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) model by Miyazaki To integrate these separate codes into single ones, called MARS-FR (Fusion Reactor) and GAMMA-FR, their environments were carefully handled during their development procedure.

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