A generalized analysis of thermal and mechanical loads in inertial confinement reactors
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.
Journal of Thermal Stresses
A generalized analysis of thermal and mechanical loads in inertial confinement reactors.
Journal of Thermal Stresses,
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