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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.
Han Zhang, Peter H. Titus, Thomas Brown
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 766-772
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1352425
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Components that make up the central column of a tokamak have a strong impact on the overall sizing of the reactor. In most of the next generation tokamaks being considered at PPPL, the vessel is separate from the blanket support structures. A substantial structure is provided as nuclear and electromagnetic shielding to protect the inner legs of the TF and the vessel pressure boundary. The K-DEMO reactor uses a version of this concept.
This technical note addresses the structural adequacy of the K-DEMO vacuum vessel design as of November 2015. The vessel surrounds the internal vacuum components of the reactor and its primary purpose is only to provide the vacuum boundary for the rest of the internals. Static vacuum pressure stresses, stresses due to static magnetic loads, and approximate disruption stresses have been evaluated.