Laila A. El-Guebaly

Research Professor

Room: 431
Engineering Research Building
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-1623
Fax: (608) 263-4499
elguebaly@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Engineering Physics

Additional Affiliations:
Fusion Technology Institute


Profile Summary

The nuclear assessment has traditionally been the strength of the University of Wisconsin (UW) fusion research program. We collaborated with research teams at national institutions and international organizations and participated in 70 magnetic and inertial fusion projects. The majority of the research projects are large national design efforts aimed at developing environmentally attractive conceptual designs for future fusion power plants and experimental test facilities. The success of our nuclear effort led to the recognition of the UW Fusion Technology Institute (FTI) as the nationwide leader in the nuclear field. The hundreds of publications in fusion neutronics, shielding and activation areas reflect our involvement in numerous projects. Please visit our "UW Neutronics Center of Excellence": http://fti.neep.wisc.edu/UWNeutronicsCenterOfExcellence

Publications

- L. El-Guebaly, L. Mynsberge, A. Jaber, J. Menard, and T. Brown, “TBR AND SHIELDING ANALYSES IN SUPPORT OF ST-FNSF STUDY,” CD-ROM of 2013 IEEE 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (SOFE), San Francisco, June 10-14, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4799-0169-2, IEEE Cat. Number: CFP13SOF-CDR (September 2013).

- L. El-Guebaly, T. Huhn, A. Rowcliffe, S. Malang, and the ARIES-ACT Team, “Design Challenges and Activation Concerns for ARIES Vacuum Vessel,” Fusion Science and Technology 61 (2013) 449-454.

- L.A. El-Guebaly, “Future Trend Toward the Ultimate Goal of Radwaste-Free Fusion: Feasibility of Recycling/Clearance, Avoiding Geological Disposal.”   J. Plasma and Fusion Research, 8, 3404041-1-6 (May 2013).

- L. El-Guebaly, A. Jaber, and S. Malang, “State-of-the-Art 3-D Assessment of Elements Degrading the TBR of the ARIES DCLL Blanket,\" Fusion Science and Technology 61, #4 (May 2012) 321-331. 

- L. El-Guebaly, L. Cadwallader, W. Sowder,  “Challenges of Fusion Power Plant Licensing: Differences and Commonalities with Existing Systems,” presented at 19th ANS Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, November 7-11, 2010, Las Vegas, NV. Fusion Science and Technology 60, Number 2 (August 2011) 751-759.

- L. El-Guebaly, R. Kurtz, M. Rieth, H. Kurishita, A. Robinson, “W-Based Alloys for Advanced Divertor Designs: Options and Environmental Impact of State-of-the-Art Alloys,” Fusion Science and Technology 60, Number 1 (July 2011) 185-189.

- Laila A. El-Guebaly, “Fifty Years of Magnetic Fusion Research (1958-2008): Brief Historical Overview and Discussion of Future Trends.” Energies 2010, 3 (6), 1067-1086 (June 2010). Available at: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/3/6/.

- L. El-Guebaly and S. Malang, “Toward the Ultimate Goal of Tritium Self-Sufficiency: Technical Issues and Requirements Imposed on ARIES Advanced Fusion Power Plants,” Fusion Engineering and Design 84 (Dec 2009) 2072-2083.

- L. El-Guebaly, V. Massaut, K. Tobita, and L. Cadwallader, “Goals, Challenges, and Successes of Managing Fusion Active Materials,” Fusion Engineering and Design 83, Issues 7-9 (2008) 928-935.

- L. El-Guebaly, P. Wilson, D. Henderson, M. Sawan, G. Sviatoslavsky, T. Tautges, R. Slaybaugh, B. Kiedrowski, A. Ibrahim, C. Martin, R. Raffray, S. Malang. J. Lyon, L.P. Ku, X. Wang, L. Bromberg, B. Merrill, L. Waganer, F. Najmabadi and the ARIES-CS team, “Designing ARIES-CS Compact Radial Build and Nuclear System: Neutronics, Shielding, and Activation,” Fusion Science and Technology 54, No. 3 (2008) 747-770.

- L. El-Guebaly, B. Cipiti, P. Wilson, P. Phruksarojanakun, R. Grady, and I. Sviatoslavsky, “Engineering Issues Facing Transmutation of Actinides in Z-Pinch Fusion Power Plant,” Fusion Science and Technology, 52, No. 3, 739-743 (2007).

- L. El-Guebaly, M. Sawan, I. Sviatoslavsky, P. Wilson, G. Sviatoslavsky, and G. Kulcinski, “Z-Pinch Chamber Assessment and Design,” Fusion Science and Technology, 52, No. 3, 906-910 (2007).

- L. El-Guebaly, “Evaluation of Disposal, Recycling, and Clearance Scenarios for Managing ARIES Radwaste after Plant Decommissioning,” Nuclear Fusion 47 (2007) 485-488. 

- L. El-Guebaly, P. Wilson, and D. Paige, “Evolution of Clearance Standards and Implications for Radwaste Management of Fusion Power Plants,” Fusion Science and Technology,  49, 62-73 (2006). 

- L.A. El-Guebaly, “Nuclear Performance Assessment of ARIES-AT,” Fusion Engineering and Design, 80, 99-110 (Jan 2006). 

- L.A. El-Guebaly, “ARIES-ST Nuclear Analysis and Shield Design,” Fusion Engineering and Design, 65, 263-284 (2003).

- L.A. El-Guebaly, “Overview of ARIES-RS Neutronics and Radiation Shielding: Key Issues and Main Conclusions,” Fusion Engineering and Design, 38, 139-158 (1997).

 

Book Chapters:

- Laila A. El-Guebaly, “History and Evolution of Fusion Power Plant Studies: Past, Present, and Future Prospects.” Chapter 6 in book: Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Fusion and Fusion Engineering. A. Aasen and P. Olsson Editors. NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-1-60692-508-9 (2009) 217-271. Also published in E-Journal:  International Journal of Energy, Environment, and Economics, Volume 18, Issue 1-2. ISSN 1054-853X (2011) 115-167. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1710.

- L.A. El-Guebaly and L. Cadwallader, “Recent Developments in Safety and Environmental Aspects of Fusion Power Plants.” Chapter 9 in book: Nuclear Reactors, Nuclear Fusion and Fusion Engineering. A. Aasen and P. Olsson Editors. NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-1-60692-508-9 (2009) 321-365. Also published in E-Journal:  International Journal of Energy, Environment, and Economics, Volume 18, Issue 3-4. ISSN 1054-853X (2011) 201-246. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1710.

- L.A. El-Guebaly and L.M. Waganer, “Radiation Shielding Schemes and Advanced Fabrication Techniques for Superconducting Magnets.” Chapter 8 in book: Superconducting Magnets and Superconductivity: Research, Technology and Applications. A. Aasen and P. Olsson Editors. NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.: Hauppauge, New York, USA. ISBN: 978-1-60741-017-1 (2009) 275-291. Also published in E-Journal: International Journal of Condensed Matter, Advanced Materials, and Superconductivity Research, Volume 9, No. 1. ISSN 1067-6147 (2011) 57-74. https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1711.

- Luigi Di Pace, Laila El-Guebaly, Boris Kolbasov, Vincent Massaut and Massimo Zucchetti, “Radioactive Waste Management of Fusion Power Plants,” Chapter 14 in Book: Radioactive Waste. Dr. Rehab Abdel Rahman (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0551-0, InTech (April 2012). Available at http://www.intechopen.com/books/radioactive-waste/radioactive-waste-management-of-fusion-power-plants.

- L. El-Guebaly, “Basic Concepts of Thermonuclear Fusion.” Chapter 5 in Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications, Steven B. Krivit and Jay H. Lehr, eds., John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-89439-2, August 2011. http://newenergytimes.com/v2/books/2011Wiley/2011Wiley.shtml

 - L. El-Guebaly, “Power Plant Projects.” Chapter 35 in Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications, Steven B. Krivit and Jay H. Lehr, eds., John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-89439-2, August 2011. http://newenergytimes.com/v2/books/2011Wiley/2011Wiley.shtml

 - L. Cadwallader and L. El-Guebaly, “Safety and Environmental Features.” Chapter 36 in Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia: Science, Technology, and Applications, Steven B. Krivit and Jay H. Lehr, eds., John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-89439-2, August 2011. http://newenergytimes.com/v2/books/2011Wiley/2011Wiley.shtml

 

 

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Current Projects

  • ARIES power plant designs
  • Fusion Nuclear Science Facility
  • Fusion Radwaste Management

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary interest is in the area of neutronics, activation, radiation shielding, and waste management for both DT and D-3He fueled plants for terrestrial and space applications. Extensive experience in experimental and power plant designs. Involved in conceptual designs of numerous national and international fusion concepts.Currently leading the nuclear activity for ARIES and FNSF projects.
  • Principal responsibilities: provide multidimensional neutronics analysis for magnetic and inertial fusion plants; assess breeding potential of blanket designs; determine radiation damage and service lifetimes for structural materials of in-vessel components; design optimal shield to protect critical components (such as magnets and vacuum vessel); determine activation level and waste management approach (disposal, recycling, or clearance) for all components; develop analytical method for shielding of superconducting magnets using neutron buildup factors; perform 3-D streaming analysis for penetrations; determine radiation dose around plant and design necessary bioshield for personnel protection; provide radial builds, optimum dimensions, and compositions; integrate nuclear activity with economics and safety activities.

Profile Summary

The nuclear assessment has traditionally been the strength of the University of Wisconsin (UW) fusion research program. We collaborated with research teams at national institutions and international organizations and participated in 70 magnetic and inertial fusion projects. The majority of the research projects are large national design efforts aimed at developing environmentally attractive conceptual designs for future fusion power plants and experimental test facilities. The success of our nuclear effort led to the recognition of the UW Fusion Technology Institute (FTI) as the nationwide leader in the nuclear field. The hundreds of publications in fusion neutronics, shielding and activation areas reflect our involvement in numerous projects. Please visit our "UW Neutronics Center of Excellence": http://fti.neep.wisc.edu/UWNeutronicsCenterOfExcellence


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