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Current approaches to modeling MHD flows in the dual coolant lead lithium blanket

S. Smolentsev1 - N. B. Morley1 - M. Abdou1 - R. Munipalli2 - R. Moreau3

1 UCLA, 43-133 Engineering IV, Box 951597, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1597, USA
2 HyPerComp, 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91362-7140, USA
3 EPM Laboratory, ENSHM de Grenoble, BP 95, 38402 St Martin d'Hères Cedex, France

The ongoing work on the development of modeling tools to address MHD flows in the Dual Coolant Lead Lithium blanket has been presented. Analysis is performed for rectangular channel flows with a SiCf/SiC flow channel insert in a toroidal magnetic field. Such effects as 2D turbulence and buoyancy are considered. A newly-developed 3D MHD software HIMAG is described, which is potentially an effective tool to study complex blanket flows. Tables 1, Figs 11, Refs 13.

Magnetohydrodynamics 42, No. 2/3, 225-236, 2006 [PDF, 0.79 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X