Temperature Distributions in the Vortex Flow Target System for Accelerator Breeder : 1st Report, An Analysis for the Temperature Distributions in the Target and Blanket lrradiated with a Proton Beam Temperature Distributions in the Vortex Flow Target System for Accelerator Breeder : 1st Report, An Analysis for the Temperature Distributions in the Target and Blanket lrradiated with a Proton Beam
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In the design of an accelerator breeder reactor, the most important problems are the radiation damage and the heat deposition in the target materials, which are irradiated with a high energy proton beam. To solve these problem, the vortex flow of molten salt was proposed as the target (and blanket) of the reactor. An analytical study was conducted in this paper and the main concern was about the temperature fields within the target region of vortex flow. Rankin's vortex motion was assumed to calculate the velocity distribution in the target region. The temperature distributions and the maximum temperature of the target were obtained by a finite difference method. It was revealed that the present analysis was sufficient for the estimation of the maximum temperature. The radial distances between the beam and the vortex were varied and tested in order to lower the maximum temperature of the target, and the eccentric beam injection was found to be most effective.
- Bulletin of JSME
Bulletin of JSME 29(254), 2554-2561, 1986
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers