201311 (November)

Dates: November 19-20, 2013

Location: PPPL

Meeting Goals

  1. Progress updates
  2. Optimize U.S. work plans for the performance period through February 2014
  3. Documentation plans
SUMMARY

Presentation Files

  1. Overview and Action Items – H. Neilson
  2. K-DEMO Study Update* – K. Kim
  3. Radial build update*(Excel downloadable file) – K. Kim
  4. NFRI System Code Development – K. Kim
  5. K-DEMO Blanket and Divertor – K. Im
  6. X-Divertor Studies – B. Covele et al., Univ. of Texas at Austin
  7. Configuration Update – T. Brown
  8. System Studies update – C. Kessel
  9. Structural Analysis – P. Titus
  10. Reference Equilibrium Update – C. Kessel
    1. Parameters and PF Coils*
    2. Plasma Boundary* (Text downloadable file)
*Files updated based on meeting conclusions. 

Milestones and deliverables

Oct. 22, 2013 – Phase II Start date

Dec. 6, 2013 – Draft PPPL Phase III work plan to NFRI

Jan. 7-8, 2014 – Teleconference meeting. (progress update)

~Feb. 1, 2014 – Teleconference meeting

Feb. 28, 2014 – First draft of Phase II Report

March 1, 2014 – Phase III Start date

~March 1, 2014 – Teleconference meeting

March 31, 2014 – Phase II Report

Action Items

  1. Keeman, send new radial build spreadsheet 
    (reallocate space – 10 cm – between CS & TF to increase TF structure)  Complete
  2. Tom modify the divertor / local blanket / maintenance arrangement as discussed (Feb.)
  3. Tom show correct number of CS modules and accommodate the new radial build and PF coil locations from Keeman. CS coil deltaR width stays same. 
    (See K.K. slides for PF coil centers and build & assume 10 mm ground wrap)
  4. Add a section for U.Texas X-divertor study (Covele, Valanju, et al.) (Feb.)
  5. Add a section for heating & current drive (Kessel)
  6. Kessel order of priorities (see Kessel slide 8)
    1. H&CD scenarios (Feb.)
    2. One equilibrium with new coils (Complete)
    3. PF coils & equilbria scenarios (March)
    4. Systems examinations (time permitting)
  7. Titus priorities
    1. Update TF & CS analysis with new build. Get TF models from Tom. 
      Recommend changes in design or B-field to succeed, if necessary (Feb.)
    2. Get in-vessel components model from Tom. Perform preliminary disruption analysis
      (Time permitting; No commitment for Phase II)
  8. Draft PPPL work plan for Phase III (March 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015) $150k.
    Keeman suggestions:
    1. Update configuration model: 
    2. Heating & CD (Some progress against a long-term study)
    3. Disruption analysis for PbLi blanket design (rough initial calculation)

Summary by Hutch Neilson, 21 November 2013