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Neutronics Analysis of ITER Blanket Modules with Impact on Vacuum Vessel Shielding

M. E. Sawan, T. D. Bohm, M. A. Ulrickson

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 64 / Number 3 / September 2013 / Pages 555-562


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Detailed profiles of nuclear heating and radiation damage parameters were determined in ITER blanket modules at different poloidal locations. The results indicate that the nuclear parameters are sensitive to the configuration and material composition. Nuclear analysis was performed for several sections with cutouts in the back of the blanket modules for manifolds, inter-modular keys, and in-vessel coils to assess the impact on vacuum vessel shielding.

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