Title

A generalized analysis of thermal and mechanical loads in inertial confinement reactors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1980

Abstract

An analysis of thermal and mechanical loads acting on an inertial confinement fusion (or fusion/fission) reactor is presented. It is shown that, as a result of the pulsed mode of operation, quasi-steady-state temperatures and stresses can be separated into static and dynamic components. Numerical results are presented for a specific design of a spherical fusion/fission reactor with a lithium-wetted wall. For the purpose of scaling, materials selection, and fatigue damage assessment, approximate formulas for temperatures and stresses are also given. © 1980 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Title

Journal of Thermal Stresses

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