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The U.S. nuclear supply chain: Time to start the climb
Originally published in the August 2020 issue of Nuclear News.
Let’s face it. The U.S. nuclear manufacturing and supply chain is not what it once was. In the 1960s and ’70s, America was the dominant player in the global nuclear industry. Under the auspices of Atoms for Peace, U.S. companies successfully provided reactor systems and associated services to countries across the world and held significant sway over the course of future nuclear development in the international arena. America was at the top of its nuclear game.
Jingping Chen, Yuhu Zhai, Russell Feder
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 686-691
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347464
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International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) diagnostic port plugs perform many functions including nuclear shielding, structural support of diagnostic system, while allowing for diagnostic access to the plasma. With design advancing, the in-port diagnostic components are integrated into the port plug structure, and the diagnostic shield modules (DSM) are customized to accommodate the in-port diagnostic components. This technical note summarizes results of transient electro-magnetic analysis using Opera 3d in support of recent design activities for ITER diagnostic equatorial port plug (EPP). A complete distribution of disruption loads on each component in EPP9 is presented. Impacts of different design features, such as the locations of the electrical contact, to the EM loads are discussed, and solutions for improving the port structure design are proposed.