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This division promotes the development and timely introduction of fusion energy as a sustainable energy source with favorable economic, environmental, and safety attributes. The division cooperates with other organizations on common issues of multidisciplinary fusion science and technology, conducts professional meetings, and disseminates technical information in support of these goals. Members focus on the assessment and resolution of critical developmental issues for practical fusion energy applications.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE)
Wednesday, June 15, 2022|1:00–2:45PM PDT|Huntington A
Paul W. Humrickhouse
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Towards Exascale Integrated Simulation of Energetic Particles in Burning Plasmas
Zhihong Lin (Univ. California, Irvine)
MOOSE: Large-Scale Parallel Multiphysics Simulation Platform
Fande Kong (INL), Alexander D. Lindsay (INL)
Unstructured Mesh Capabilities and Multiphysics Simulation with OpenMC
Patrick C. Shriwise (ANL), Andrew Davis (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), April J. Novak (ANL), Helen M. Brooks (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority), Paul K. Romano (ANL)
Evaluation of Fusion Blanket Design Using the MOOSE Multiphysics Framework
Paul W. Humrickhouse (ORNL), Fande Kong (INL)
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