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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Joseph B. Tipton, Jr., Arnold Lumsdaine, Charles Schaich, Gregory R. Hanson
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 616-622
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1350486
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The ITER Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH) system Transmission Lines (TL) require highly polished copper mirrors on miter bends (both 90° and 140°) to direct microwaves from their origin to the tokamak. This will result in substantial heat dissipation on the miter bends and mirrors and will require water cooling in order to achieve long pulse operation. Analysis and optimization of the cooling design for the 140° miter bend assembly used ANSYS® Multiphysics™ software to develop and verify the fluid, thermal, and structural behavior of the mirror and miter bend assembly. Simulation model choices included a thermo-mechanical model of the mirror-only, a thermo-mechanical model of the miter bend assembly, and a thermo-mechanical model of the mirror with coolant. These analyses revealed an optimal solution that uses a major-axis cooling channel configuration for the 140° miter bend to meet the design criteria (e.g. structural stresses, mirror deflection, vacuum seal, coolant temperatures and pressures).