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Abstract

Previous studies of the pressure drip and flow distribution in the helium coolant circuit of a fusion reactor power station have been extended to the concentric ducting case. The pressure drip characteristics of dividing and joining T's in the outer duct in such units have been separately measured. In this work these characteristics have been used to deduce the behaviour of rows of blanket cells, half segments and full segments. The overall pressure drops are found to be little different from those for the side-by-side case but the maldistribution is rather lower. It is shown that there are savings not only in material but also in the volume taken up by the ducting pipework.

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Authors: SHOCK R A W CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE, P.O. BOX 569, LONDON SC1 9NH (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-R 238, 1983. PRICE 2.00 UKL.
Record Number: 1989122004600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en