2nd EU-US DCLL Workshop on November 14-15, 2014

Rice Room (6764 Boelter Hall), UCLA


Friday, November 14

Session I: Opening (Chair: Angel Ibarra)
DOE Welcome– Stevens
Introduction to workshop Abdou
EU DEMO project Federici
EU blanket design and R&D for DEMO Boccaccini

Session II: DCLL (Chair: Rick Kurtz)
What is DCLL (including HT and LT)? Malang
EU DCLL conceptual design for the EU DEMO Rapisarda
A design for the DCLL inboard blanket Smolentsev
Safety considerations for the EU DCLL Carloni
Maintenance schemes and related DCLL designs Malang

Session III: FCI (Chair: Brad Merrill)
Manufacturing of Sandwich FCI for the EU DEMO DCLL Norajitra
Sandwich FCI characterization Gonzalez
Progress on R&D of SiC FCI for DCLL Katoh
SiC as an alternative FCI for EU DEMO Gonzalez

Session IV: Tritium (Chair: Lorenzo Boccaccini)
Modeling tools for tritium transport Moreno
Tritium Transport in multi-region PbLi blanket Ying
Modelling of the tritium fuel cycle Moreno
Tritium extraction technologies for EU DCLL Utili
Analysis of Vacuum Permeator for tritium extraction for DCLL Humrickhouse
Experimental data for tritium transport modeling Fernandez

Saturday, November 15

Session V: MHD (Chair: Yutai Katoh)
Progress on PbLi MHD thermofluids in EU Mas de les Valls
Recent results on MHD thermofluids for DCLL in the US Smolentsev
High performance computing for MHD Munipalli

Session VI: Facilities (Chair: Maria Gonzalez)
Summary of FUSKITE results on materials, modeling and data analysis Fernandez
Multiple effects for HT DCLL Morley
Conceptual Design of a Multi-effect DCLL Test Stand Callis
The CIEMAT LiPb loop: conceptual design Fernandez
INL experimental and analytical capabilities for DCLL Merrill
Heat flux on FW. Impact on FW/blanket design and R&D Ulrickson

Discussion and Action Sessions
Discussion Session A Chair: Ibarra
Areas of common interest for EU-US collaboration on DCLL and suggested actions
Discussion Session B Chair: Morley
Multiple effects
a. How to simulate multiple-effects/multiple interactions experiments in laboratory facilities
b. What methods are possible for simulating volumetric heating and temperature, both magnitude and gradient?
Discussion Session C Chair: Boccaccini
R&D approach strategy for FCI
a. Do we focus on SiC or sandwich-type?
b. Should all effort the next several years be focused only on low-temperature DCLL?
c. When do we start development for high-temperature DCLL?
d. What are the sequence of logical experiments to show that FCI is viable and practical in the fusion nuclear environment?
e. Are present computational methods sufficient to fully analyze FCI and gap flow?
Workshop Summary Ibarra