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Hanford completes wastewater basin work to support tank waste treatment
Record-breaking heat and the vast size of the job did not stop the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection and its tank operations contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), from completing a construction project critical to the Hanford Site’s Direct-Feed Low-Activity Waste program for treating radioactive tank waste.
Chunbo (Sam) Zhang, Alice Ying, Mohamed A. Abdou
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 3 | October 2015 | Pages 612-617
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-935
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This work has developed FEM models of ceramic breeder pebble beds and applied them to two categories of blanket design (edge-on and layer configurations) to predict the thermomechanical behavior of a pebble bed under ITER pulsed operating condition. To explore the pebble bed/structural wall separation phenomenon, a thermomechanical contact is considered using contact elements meshed along pebble/structure interface. The pebble bed/wall dynamic contact/separation process has been simulated, and the gap distance distribution and variation have been analyzed and presented. Pebble bed/wall separation occurs during the plasma-off period and varies with both location and time. A maximal radial gap of 0.64mm is found for an edge-on configuration after the 1st ITER cycle within the range of studied parameters. For the layer configuration, a poloidal gap of 1.99mm, larger than the pebble diameter, is found. The generated gap can cause the even large rearrangement of pebbles and result in a disturbed packing during further cycling. Consequently, a design solution is suggested to mitigate this situation.