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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
H. H. Toudeshki, C. J. Martin, F. Najmabadi, J. P. Blanchard
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 535-540
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-112
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ARIES ACT-1 is a conceptual design for a commercial tokamak with aggressive physics and engineering. In the spirit of advanced engineering, the vacuum vessel design employed several novel concepts. It eliminates the use of water cooling in order to allow higher temperature operation and reduce the tritium inventory. It employs a low activation bainitic steel that eliminates the need for post-weld heat treatment. It includes sufficient volume to accommodate a full loss of coolant accident. Finally, it employs a novel mechanical design in order to withstand the operating stresses during normal operation, anticipated transients, and disruptions. In this paper, we present the most recent design for this component, update the stress analysis confirming the suitability of the design, and present results for disruption forces due to a plasma quench.