APEX/TBM Project Meeting
November 3-5, 2003
UCLA Rice Room* (Boelter Hall, Rm. 6764)

APEX Session
Monday, November 3

Session I Chair: Sam Berk

DOE Report Berk 1:00-1:30 pm
Meeting Overview Abdou 1:30-2:00 pm
Status of APEX Papers Sawan 2:00-2:10 pm

Session II Chair: Robert Kaita
Task Leader Reports: Summary and status of work, status of papers, what should be done over the next 3 months, and lessons learned.

Task I Ying 2:10-2:40 pm
ALIST Ulrickson 2:40-2:55 pm
Break 2:55-3:05 pm
Task II Morley 3:05-3:30 pm
Task III Sze 3:30-4:00 pm
Task IV Wong 4:00-4:30 pm
Task V Kotshenreother 4:30-4:50 pm
Task A Rognlien 4:50-5:10 pm
Task B Kaita 5:10-5:25 pm
Discussion of possible future plans for APEX All 5:25-6:00 pm

ITER TBM Session
Tuesday, November 4

Session III Chair: Mike Ulrickson

Suggested approach and strategy for ITER Test Blanket Program   Abdou 8:30-9:00 am
Report on TBWG meeting and Discussion Abdou/Ulrickson/Sze/Ying 9:00-10:00 am
Break All 10:00-10:15 am

Session IV Chair: Clement Wong
Liquid Breeder Study and R&D needs

Discussion of plans to initiate evaluation study
-What concept is favored? Any? All 10:15-11:15 am
-Strategy of evaluation study

Current R&D in US program, authors address:
-What is going on and relevance to ITER TBM?
-What else is needed to evaluate concepts?
-Who can do the research?

Tritium control and corrosion issues for liquid breeder options Sze/Petti/Merril 11:15-12:00 pm
Tritium control and corrosion issues for liquid breeder options(2)
Lunch All 12:00-1:30 pm

Session V Chair: Richard Nygren
Current R&D in US program (cont.)

Thermofluid MHD issues for liquid breeder options Morley/Smolentsev 1:30-2:00 pm
Issues for liquid breeders identified in APEX task III, IV Wong/Nygren 2:00-2:30 pm
Materials and thermomechanical issues for liquid breeder designs Sharafat/Ghoniem 2:30-3:00 pm
Japanese Perspective on ITER Muroga/Terai 3:00-4:00 pm
ITER TBM and collaboration
Break All 4:00-4:15 pm
Discussion of R&D needed to evaluate candidate liquid breeder TBM concepts All 4:15-5:30 pm
*There will be a Group Dinner at 7pm

TBM Session
Wednesday, November 5

Session VI Chair: Mohamed Sawan
Solid Breeder Options and R&D needs

Solid breeder R&D issues and possible roles for US collaboration in international test programs Ying 8:30-9:15 am
Discussion of R&D needed to develop candidate solid breeder TBM concepts All 9:15-10:00 am
Break All 10:00-10:15 am

Session VII Chair: Dai-Kai Sze
Overarching Areas for ITER TBM development and testing

Addressing Safety issues in TBM program Petti/Merrill 10:15-11:00 am
Assessing tritium self-sufficiency with realistic blanket designs Sawan 11:00-11:25 am
Neutronics R&D needs and Testing in Fusion Test Facility Youssef 11:25-11:45 am
Lunch All 11:45-1:00pm

Session VIII Chairs: Charles Baker/M. Abdou
*a telephone number will be provided for off-site participants
Coordination within VLT elements

Discussion of coordination needed within the blanket community and with other elements of VLT (material, design, PFC, safety) All 1:00-2:30 pm
Break All 2:30-3:00 pm

General open discussion of plans and approach for US participation in the ITER TBM program All 3:00-4:30 pm
Summary of plan and action items Abdou 4:30-5:00 pm