Accession Number : ADA116736

Title :   Tradeoffs in the Modularization of Large Fusion Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : McQuade,Marilyn Kelley

PDF Url : ADA116736

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The modularization of magnetic confinement fusion systems was investigated, with an immediate view to facilitating maintenance and repair, and an ultimate view of maximizing commercial fusion reactor availability. The advantages and disadvantages of modularization versus unitary construction were examined for the reactor plant in the construction phase, and for vacuum walls, dewars, support structures and magnet coils in the operational phase. A brief examination of remote handling was included, since remotely operated equipment will be vital to the design and success of any modularization configuration. Particular emphasis was placed on magnet systems since they are, to a large degree, the heart of any magnetic fusion reactor; they are large, complex and technologically demanding; and their modularization and reliability are especially controversial. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear reactors, *Nuclear fusion, *Confinement(Nuclear reactors), *Modular construction, *Nuclear power plants, Trade off analysis, Maintenance, Repair, Configurations, Reliability, Magnets, Magnetic fields, Remote control, Electric generators, Theses

Subject Categories : Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng
      Nuclear Fission Reactors(non-power)
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE