Shutdown dose rate benchmark experiment at JET to validate the three-dimensional Advanced-D1S method

R. Villari, P. Batistoni, S. Conroy, A. Manning, F. Moro, L. Petrizzi, S. Popovichev, D.B. Syme

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The paper describes a new benchmark, performed as a preliminary experiment on JET tokamak during the last shutdown. Dose rate has been measured with different dosimeters along the axis of the main horizontal port of Octant 1, from the plasma centre to 1 m outside the port at various times after shutdown. The activation dose from the horizontal neutron camera, moved outside the torus hall during the shutdown, has also been assessed. The measured values have been compared with dose rates calculated using an Advanced-D1S method in which new computation capabilities have been introduced, such as dose rate spatial mesh map and automated time behaviour. Measurements along the axis of the horizontal port are well predicted by the calculation. With few exceptions, the D1S estimation is within the error of the measurements. The activation of the horizontal camera is underestimated by a factor of 2. However, more accurate measurements are needed to reduce the uncertainties. The Advanced-D1S method, the results and implications of the benchmark are presented and discussed. © 2012 EURATOM ENEA Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095 - 1100
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
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., Batistoni, P., Conroy, S., Manning, A., Moro, F., Petrizzi, L., Popovichev, S., & Syme, D. B. (2012). Shutdown dose rate benchmark experiment at JET to validate the three-dimensional Advanced-D1S method. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(7-8), 1095 - 1100.