Neutronic analysis of the JT-60SA toroidal magnets

R. Villari, P. Barabaschi, A. Cucchiaro, A. della Corte, A. Di Zenobio, N. Dolgetta, B. Lacroix, F. Moro, L. Muzzi, S. Nicollet, L. Petrizzi, A. Pizzuto, G.M. Polli, C. Portafaix, G. Ramogida, L. Reccia, S. Roccella, A. Sukegawa, S. Turtu, K. YoshidaL. Zani

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In the present study a complete neutronic analysis has been performed for the current design of the JT-60SA toroidal field coil (TFC) system. The MCNP5 Monte Carlo code has been used to calculate the nuclear heating, neutron spectra and absorbed dose in the TFC components, assuming a DD neutron emission rate of 1.5 × 1017n/s (and 1% DT). Nuclear heating of the winding pack is lower than 0.3 mW/cm3and the maximum nuclear heating of the TFC case is 0.4 mW/cm3. The overall nuclear heating, including the safety margin, is less than 8 kW. Spatial distribution of the nuclear heating has been provided along poloidal, radial and toroidal directions as to be used for thermo-hydraulic analysis and the design of TFC system. The absorbed dose to insulator is as low as to avoid the replacement during the whole life of the machine. Neutron fluxes have been used as input for a preliminary activation analysis performed with FISPACT inventory code. Activity and contact dose rates have been calculated at different cooling times, after 10 years of operations in some representative zone of the winding pack and the case. All the TFC materials can be easily recycled within the first day after shutdown and the hands-on recycling is possible within less than 30 years. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1947 - 1952
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Villari, R., Barabaschi, P., Cucchiaro, A., Corte, A. D., Di Zenobio, A., Dolgetta, N., Lacroix, B., Moro, F., Muzzi, L., Nicollet, S., Petrizzi, L., Pizzuto, A., Polli, G. M., Portafaix, C., Ramogida, G., Reccia, L., Roccella, S., Sukegawa, A., Turtu, S., ... Zani, L. (2009). Neutronic analysis of the JT-60SA toroidal magnets. Fusion Engineering and Design, 84(7-11), 1947 - 1952.