Modelling of pulsed and steady-state DEMO scenarios

G. Giruzzi, J.F. Artaud, M. Baruzzo, T. Bolzonella, E. Fable, L. Garzotti, I. Ivanova-Stanik, R. Kemp, D.B. King, M. Schneider, R. Stankiewicz, W. Stępniewski, P. Vincenzi, D. Ward, R. Zagórski

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Scenario modelling for the demonstration fusion reactor (DEMO) has been carried out using a variety of simulation codes. Two DEMO concepts have been analysed: a pulsed tokamak, characterized by rather conventional physics and technology assumptions (DEMO1) and a steady-state tokamak, with moderately advanced physics and technology assumptions (DEMO2). Sensitivity to impurity concentrations, radiation, and heat transport models has been investigated. For DEMO2, the impact of current driven non-inductively by neutral beams has been studied by full Monte Carlo simulations of the fast ion distribution. The results obtained are a part of a more extensive research and development (R&D) effort carried out in the EU in order to develop a viable option for a DEMO reactor, to be adopted after ITER for fusion energy research.
Original languageEnglish
Article number073002
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Giruzzi, G., Artaud, J. F., Baruzzo, M., Bolzonella, T., Fable, E., Garzotti, L., Ivanova-Stanik, I., Kemp, R., King, D. B., Schneider, M., Stankiewicz, R., Stępniewski, W., Vincenzi, P., Ward, D., & Zagórski, R. (2015). Modelling of pulsed and steady-state DEMO scenarios. Nuclear Fusion, 55(7), -. [073002].