Water Cooled Inner Conductor Design
ADC is currently engineering transmission lines that will be tested and developed for use in the ITER Nuclear Reactor in Cadarache, France. These transmission lines will be used to transport power between different components in the reactor as part of the Ion Cyclotron Heating System being developed by US ITER and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The main focus of ADC’s work is designing the water cooling system for the inner conductor of the cooling lines. To develop this design, ADC is pulling from its previous experience designing other ICH transmission line components as well as performing heat transfer analysis and utilizing FEA software to conduct simulations. In addition to the thermal properties of the system, the pressure losses are also being calculated and minimized in order to reduce the required system pressure and meet ITER requirements. There are two different sizes of transmission lines being developed for use at different locations in the reactor.