Principles of Passive and Active Cooling of Mirror-Based Hybrid Systems Employing Liquid Metals
2012 (English)In: Fusion For Neutrons And Subcritical Nuclear Fission / [ed] Kallne, J; Ryutov, D; Gorini, G; Sozzi, C; Tardocchi, M, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012, 208-216 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents principles of passive and active cooling that are suitable to mirror-based hybrid, nuclear fission/fusion systems. It is shown that liquid metal lead-bismuth cooling of the mirror machine with 25 m height and 1.5 GW thermal power is feasible both in the active mode during the normal operation and in the passive mode after the reactor shutdown. In the active mode the achievable required pumping power can well be below 50 MW, whereas the passive mode provides enough coolant flow to keep the clad temperature below the damage limits.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012. 208-216 p.
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 1442
Passive cooling, liquid metals, natural circulation, hybrid systems, lead-bismuth eutectic
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102142DOI: 10.1063/1.4706870ISI: 000306895100023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84873048158ISBN: 978-0-7354-1038-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-102142DiVA: diva2:551137
International Workshop on Fusion Neutrons and Subcritical Nuclear Fission (FUNFI), SEP 12-15, 2011, Varenna, Italy
QC 201209102012-09-102012-09-102012-09-10Bibliographically approved