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OPTIMIZATION OF BLANKET DESIGN FOR FUSION REACTORS BY HIGHER ORDER PERTURBATION THEORY.

Graca, CO and Lewins, JD and Parks, GT (1988) OPTIMIZATION OF BLANKET DESIGN FOR FUSION REACTORS BY HIGHER ORDER PERTURBATION THEORY. Nuclear Energy, 27. pp. 121-130. ISSN 0140-4067

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Abstract

The use of first- and second-order perturbation theory is studied to optimize the design of a fusion reactor blanket region. The basis in variational and sensitivity theory is outlined with a simple model. The theory is applied to the optimization of a fusion reactor in a one-dimensional transport model, illustrated by considerations of tritium breeding and of minimizing induced activity. It is concluded that the second-order method has attractive features but must also be interpreted carefully. General trends for improving the breeding ratio by use of lithium enrichment are reported.

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:23
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 01:51
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