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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
Jae-Uk Lee, Min Ho Chang, Hyun-Goo Kang, Dong-You Chung, Sei-Hun Yun, Suh-Young Lee, In-Beum Lee
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 8 | November 2019 | Pages 1046-1052
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1643688
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
This paper presents a dynamic model and simulation of the fuel delivery process between the separation system and the fueling system in the fusion fuel cycle considering the time-varying tokamak fuel demand. The fuel delivery process consists of vacuum pumps, valves, pressure vessels, and pipelines. Experimental data are applied to model the performance curves of the vacuum pumps. The delivery pressure is needed to be controlled to satisfy the pressure requirement of the fueling system. The developed dynamic model can be used to investigate delivery pressure fluctuation under various demand scenarios including a certain peak demand. The model is applied to the tritium delivery line during the inductive operation of the tokamak. Several rules for vessel switching are analyzed to examine the change of delivery pressure. The results show that the fluctuation can be reduced by switching vessels just before peak demand. The pressure fluctuation must be avoided by improving the flow coefficient of the control valve.