FNST/PFC/MASCO Meeting

2–6 August 2010

Rice Room, 6764 Boelter Hall, UCLA (Monday and Friday)
California Room, UCLA Faculty Center (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)



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  • Master (general) Agenda available here.
  • Detailed agenda for the entire meeting now available here.


  • REGISTRATION: The organizing committee decided on a $20 registration fee per day to defray part of the meeting costs.
    (Payment by cash or check should be made upon arrival to the meeting. Please make checks payable to "Regents of the UC".)


    Conference Call Dial-In Information
    Monday (9 am-12 pm 1 pm-3 pm): 310-206-8371
    Tuesday (9 am-12 pm): 310-794-5378
    Tuesday (1:30 pm-3:30 pm): 310-825-9221
    Wednesday (8:30 am-1 pm only): 310-206-8371
    Thursday (1:30 pm-5:30 pm - MASCO Meeting): 310-794-5378
    Friday (8 am-12:00 pm - MASCO Meeting): 310-794-5378


    Monday, August 2

    I.1 Opening Session
    Welcome and meeting goalsAbdou
    DOE perspectiveNardella
    Plan for IEA LB meetingSze/Calderoni
    I.2.A FNST R&D Progress
    LM-MHD simulation development and recent resultsSmolentsev
    LM-MHD experiments and PbLi loop progressMessadek
    Tritium & compatibility experiments with PbLiCalderoni
    Mass transfer modeling for LM blanketsSmolentsev/Pint
    3D HIMAG development progressMunipalli
    Tritium transport simulations in LM blanketsZhang/Ying
    I.2.B FNST R&D Progress
    ITER tritium fuel cycle modelingWillms
    Aspen experience for tritium fuel cycle modelingLiu/Willms
    Assessment of failure modes using ITER design criteriaGhoniem/Sharafat
    Thermomechanical modeling of blanket systemsLumsdaine et. al.
    Be/FS joint development statusHunt
    CAD centric integrated simulation effortsYing/Reed/Munipalli
    Nuclear data and neutronics simulations updateSawan/Wilson
    Update and progress on deterministic based neutronicsYoussef
    Critical gaps between Physics and Nuclear ScienceWong
    I.3 ITER TBM Progress
    TBM activities updateAbdou
    Preliminary safety report inputMerrill
    DCLL Interface Coordinator activitiesWong


    Tuesday, August 3

    I.2.C FNST R&D Progress (continued)
    Update on RAFS research in materials programKurtz/Stoller
    Update on SiC research in materials programKatoh
    BEGIN JOINT FNSF Sessions
    II.1 FNS Opening Session
    Fusion Materials/Nuclear Science: The FutureNardella
    OFES processKessel
    Remarks (history) on prior FNST studiesNygren
    FNST studies perspectiveAbdou
    II.2 Summaries of current FNSF-Related Activities
    FNSF Steering Group activitiesNavratil
    FNSF Options:
    (a) FNSF STPeng
    (b) FNSF Standard Aspect RatioStambaugh
    Overview of Pilot Plant studies and contributions to FNSTMenard
    Recent FNS-related activities in ARIESTillack
    Gas dynamic trap studies for materials testingSimonen
    II.3 FNSF Testing Strategy Discussions
    FNSF Blanket Testing mission and strategy
    (Introduction and summary of previous workshops)
    Ying/Sawan
    FNSF Materials testing mission and strategyKurtz/Stoller
    - Comments and capabilities from FNSF designersStambaugh/Peng
    FNSF maintenance and research strategyMalang/Abdou
    - Reliability growthAbdou


    Wednesday, August 4

    PFC/FNSF JOINT SESSION
    PFC Chair ReportBrooks
    II.4 FNSF Testing Strategy Discussions for PFC
    Session Objectives and First Wall Testing DescriptionMorley
    What divertor material, cooling and configuration options should be
    considered for FNSF?
    - Divertor Options Considered in FNSF studiesGarofalo
    - Perspective 1: on magnetic configurationKotschenreuther
    - Perspective 2: on He-Cooled TungstenYouchison/Nygren
    - Perspective 3: on Free surface liquid metalMajeski
    What FNSF parameters and features are required for divertor, PMI testing?
    What is the PFC/PMI testing strategy in FNSF?
    - Perspective 1Menard
    - Perspective 2 (movie)Peng
    - Perspective 3Stambaugh
    What R&D is required for the FNSF divertor?
    - PerspectiveMaingi
    - Perspective on PFC/PMI laboratory facilitiesNygren
    II.5 Wrap up of FNSF joint sessions
    Summary comments and needs for future actions and meetingsBaker/Sawan/Morley
    PFC Session I (continued)
    VLT ReportMilora/Nygren
    Plasma Edge/PMI Modeling
    Recent C-MOD, NSTX, and Supercomputing PMI modelingBrooks
    Particle and energy fluxes to PFCs from repetitive small ELMsRognlien
    Physical mechanisms of melt layer splashing in tokamaksMiloshevsky/Hassanein
    Dynamic evolution of mixed materials bombarded with multiple ions beams and impuritiesSizyuk/Hassanein
    Integrated effects of disruptions and ELMs on divertor and nearby ComponentsSizyuk/Hassanein
    Tokamak Experiments
    C-Mod experimental work with W and MoWright
    Recent NSTX Results
    (including reduction of recycling and edge transport coefficients with lithium coatings)
    Maingi
    DiMES and MiMES Recent resultsRudakov
    LTX Status and PlansMajeski
    Transient Tolerant Surface DevelopmentWong
    Ion Beam analysis of Tokamak TilesBuchenauer for Wampler
    DIII-D Edge physics overviewRudakov for Leonard


    Thursday, August 5

    DOE Report (focus on PFC issues for FNST)Nardella
    Special 2-hour joint PFC/MASCO session on Tungsten Issues
    Rick summarizes plans for newly funded tungsten work in his areaKurtz
    Summary of recent W workshops focused on structural materials, etc. in JapanSharafat
    Summary of W work in the PFC/PMI communityNygren
    Summary of recent W PFC/PMI workshops
    (i.e. hydrogen-W in May and W PFC US-Japan workshop in Fall 2009)
    Buchenauer
    PMI Laboratory Experiments
    Recent PMI results at SandiaKolasinski
    Recent W fuzz experiments at PISCES on W fuzzBaldwin
    Progress in advanced sintering of ultrafine and nanocomposite tungsten-based PMI coatingsAllain
    DIONISOS: Upgrade into the high surface temperature regimeWright
    Overview of recent activities in TPEShimada
    Effects of transient heating events on tungsten plasma facing components in a steady-state
    divertor-plasma environment
    Umstadter
    Lithium-related experiments at IllinoisRuzic


    Friday, August 6

    ITER, NSTX Specific
    NSTX PFC upgrade plansKaita
    NSTX PFC diagnostic probe development and resultsAllain
    Heat loads during halo current events on ITERUlrickson
    LIMIT divertor conceptRuzic
    Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
    Heat transfer in hypervapotrons with subcooled boilingYouchison
    Progress in heat transfer at UCLAMorley/Ying
    LIMIT A heat removal concept for tokamak divertorsRuzic