Morioka, Chiharu*; Shimazaki, Kazunori*; Kawakita, Shiro*; Imaizumi, Mitsuru*; Yamaguchi, Hiroshi*; Takamoto, Tatsuya*; Sato, Shinichiro; Oshima, Takeshi; Nakamura, Yosuke*; Hirako, Keiichi*; et al.
Progress in Photovoltaics; Research and Applications, 19(7), p.825 - 833, 2011/11
Yamazaki, Masanao; Morioka, Hiroshi*; Hatsuyama, Yoshihiro*; Tsusaka, Kimikazu
Dai-12-Kai Iwa No Rikigaku Kokunai Shimpojiumu Koen Rombunshu (CD-ROM), p.305 - 310, 2008/09
The underground research shafts and drifts have been constructed in Horonobe by JAEA. The observational construction program to reflect the various data obtained by the shaft excavation for designing and construction was setted on and is being presently applied. The support design was carried out by numerical analysis considering the excavating liberaring power according to the excavation progress. But, it was clear that measurement data of lining stress in G.L.-121m included the influence of extra lining thickness and excavation of drifts in G.L.-140m. We report on the outline of the observational construction program and the result of analyzing the measurement data of the lining stress.
Hatanaka, Koichiro; Morioka, Hiroshi*; Fukushima, Tatsuo
Proceedings of 2008 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWM 2008) (CD-ROM), p.250 - 257, 2008/09
In this paper, the procedure for planning design/construction of the underground facilities developed in Phase I of Horonobe URL project, and current status of the actual construction in Phase II based on the design and relevant engineering technology developed in Phase I are briefly described.
Morioka, Hiroshi*; Yamazaki, Masanao; Matsui, Hiroya; Orukawa, Go*; Yamaguchi, Takehiro
JAEA-Research 2008-009, 263 Pages, 2008/07
On the "Development of engineering techniques for use in the deep underground environment" in Phase 1, based on the various type of data acquired on investigations from the surface, basic design of underground facilities in advance was carried out. This report summarizes the support design of underground facilities carried out in 2004.
Morioka, Atsuhiko; Sakurai, Shinji; Okuno, Koichi*; Sato, Satoshi; Verzirov, Y. M.; Kaminaga, Atsushi; Nishitani, Takeo; Tamai, Hiroshi; Shibama, Yusuke; Yoshida, Shigeru*; et al.
Journal of Nuclear Materials, 367-370(2), p.1085 - 1089, 2007/08
A 300C heat-resistant neutron shielding material is newly developed, which consists of phenol-based resin with 6 weight-% boron. The neutron shielding performance of the developed resin, examined by the Cf neutron source, is almost the same as that of the polyethylene. The neutron shielding characteristic was also estimated by 3D Monte Carlo Code MCNP-4C2 using the continuous energy cross section data sets based on the JENDL-3.2. The calculation result agrees well with the experimental result. To understand the kinds of the outgas from the developed resin in the high temperature region, the mass spectrum of the outgas was measured until 300C by Thermal Desorption Specroscopy (TDS). The observed mass number was 2, 17, 18, 28, 32, and 44. The number corresponds to hydrogen (H), ammonia (NH), water (HO), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O), carbon dioxide (CO), respectively. The main outgas component from the resin at 100150C was NH and HO. The outgas of NH and HO from the resin have been measured, however, the neutron shielding performance of the resin after 200C baking was almost the same as that before baking. The quantitative analysis of the outgas from the resin in the high temperature region was done by the Temperature Programmed Desorption (TPD) / Gas Chromatography and Mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The 13 kinds of organic gases have been observed by the amount of g/g at 300C. The neutron shielding performance of the developed resin at 300C was simulated by the 3D analysis. The resonance cross section of the nucleus is broad at the high temperature region by the Doppler effect. The calculation results using 327C library and 20C library are almost same.
Morioka, Hiroshi; Yamaguchi, Takehiro; Funaki, Hironori; Orukawa, Go
JAEA-Research 2007-050, 60 Pages, 2007/06
JAEA is carrying out phased investigation in Horonobe. This investigation, named as "Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory Project" (Horonobe URL Project) targeting sedimentary formations, is intended to confirm the reliability of technologies on geological disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste (HLW) by applying them into in-situ geological environment. On the "Development of engineering techniques for use in the deep underground environment" in Phase 1 of the Horonobe URL project, based on the various type of data acquired on investigations from the surface, basic design of underground facilities in advance was carried out. This report summarizes the measurement plan during construction of the underground facility based on the design in advance and the observational construction program for feedback measurements data into design and construction on subsequent steps. This report also describes about design and construction management program for contractor of underground facilities. The measurement plan described in this document is applied to measurements in the underground facilities for validation of the geological environmental model. Then, it will be verified the validity by application into actual construction and will be systematized with modification when necessary.
Matsui, Hiroya; Kurikami, Hiroshi; Kunimaru, Takanori; Morioka, Hiroshi; Hatanaka, Koichiro
Rock Mechanics; Meeting Society's Challenges and Demands, p.1193 - 1201, 2007/05
JAEA is developing two off-site underground research laboratory projects: one in sedimentary rock (Horonobe, Hokkaido) and the other in crystalline rock (Mizunami, Gifu) in Japan. Horonobe's URL project consists of three major phases: (1) surface-based investigation (Phase I); (2) construction (Phase II); and, (3) operation (Phase III). At present, Phase II has been started. In parallel, predictions of potential changes in the geological environment prevailing around the URL are in progress. This paper mainly gives an overview of the technical aspects covered by Phase I as well as presents the design for the URL. Future plans after Phase II are briefly introduced as well.
Ota, Kunio; Abe, Hironobu; Yamaguchi, Takehiro; Kunimaru, Takanori; Ishii, Eiichi; Kurikami, Hiroshi; Tomura, Goji; Shibano, Kazunori; Hama, Katsuhiro; Matsui, Hiroya; et al.
JAEA-Research 2007-044, 434 Pages, 2007/03
The Horonobe URL Project started in 2000. Research and development activities are planned over three phases, that will span a total duration of about 20 years: the 1st surface-based investigarion phase (6 years), the 2nd URL construction phase (8 years) and rhe 3rd operation phase (12 years). Geological, geophysical, geo-mechanical, hydrogeological, and hydro-geochemical investigations have been carried out during the surface-based investigation.
Ninomiya, Hiromasa; Akiba, Masato; Fujii, Tsuneyuki; Fujita, Takaaki; Fujiwara, Masami*; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Hosogane, Nobuyuki; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Inoue, Nobuyuki; et al.
Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 49, p.S428 - S432, 2006/12
To contribute DEMO and ITER, the design to modify the present JT-60U into superconducting coil machine, named National Centralized Tokamak (NCT), is being progressed under nationwide collaborations in Japan. Mission, design and strategy of this NCT program is summarized.
Morioka, Hiroshi; Matsui, Hiroya
Doboku Gakkai Gamban Rikigaku Iinkai Nyuzu Reta (Internet), (11), 8 Pages, 2006/11
Seya, Masami; Morioka, Hiroshi; Fukushima, Tatsuo
Sato Kogyo Gijutsu Kenkyushoho, (31), p.57 - 62, 2006/11
Japan Atomic Energy Agency is constructing a deep underground research laboratory at Horonobe-cho, Hokkaido. In this report, the outline of the construction plan of the Horonobe Underground Research Laboratory, treatment of muck and groundwater produced by the construction as environmental point of view, and observational method and disaster control as security are introduced.
Orukawa, Go; Morioka, Hiroshi; Nishiyama, Seiji*
Dai-41-Kai Jiban Kogaku Kenkyu Happyokai Happyo Koenshu, p.1739 - 1740, 2006/07
no abstracts in English
Orukawa, Go; Morioka, Hiroshi; Yamakami, Mitsunori; Murakawa, Shiro*
Denryoku Doboku, (324), p.82 - 86, 2006/07
no abstracts in English
Matsukawa, Makoto; Tamai, Hiroshi; Fujita, Takaaki; Kizu, Kaname; Sakurai, Shinji; Tsuchiya, Katsuhiko; Kurita, Genichi; Morioka, Atsuhiko; Ando, Toshinari; Miura, Yushi
IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 16(2), p.914 - 917, 2006/06
no abstracts in English
Kikuchi, Mitsuru; Tamai, Hiroshi; Matsukawa, Makoto; Fujita, Takaaki; Takase, Yuichi*; Sakurai, Shinji; Kizu, Kaname; Tsuchiya, Katsuhiko; Kurita, Genichi; Morioka, Atsuhiko; et al.
Nuclear Fusion, 46(3), p.S29 - S38, 2006/03
The National Centralized Tokamak (NCT) facility program is a domestic research program for advanced tokamak research to succeed JT-60U incorporating Japanese university accomplishments. The mission of NCT is to establish high beta steady-state operation for DEMO and to contribute to ITER. The machine flexibility and mobility is pursued in aspect ratio and shape controllability, feedback control of resistive wall modes, wide current and pressure profile control capability for the demonstration of the high-b steady state.
Tsuchiya, Katsuhiko; Akiba, Masato; Azechi, Hiroshi*; Fujii, Tsuneyuki; Fujita, Takaaki; Fujiwara, Masami*; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Hashizume, Hidetoshi*; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Horiike, Hiroshi*; et al.
Fusion Engineering and Design, 81(8-14), p.1599 - 1605, 2006/02
no abstracts in English
Tamai, Hiroshi; Akiba, Masato; Azechi, Hiroshi*; Fujita, Takaaki; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Hashizume, Hidetoshi*; Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Horiike, Hiroshi*; Hosogane, Nobuyuki; Ichimura, Makoto*; et al.
Nuclear Fusion, 45(12), p.1676 - 1683, 2005/12
Design studies are shown on the National Centralized Tokamak facility. The machine design is carried out to investigate the capability for the flexibility in aspect ratio and shape controllability for the demonstration of the high-beta steady state operation with nation-wide collaboration, in parallel with ITER towards DEMO. Two designs are proposed and assessed with respect to the physics requirements such as confinement, stability, current drive, divertor, and energetic particle confinement. The operation range in the aspect ratio and the plasma shape is widely enhanced in consistent with the sufficient divertor pumping. Evaluations of the plasma performance towards the determination of machine design are presented.
Morioka, Atsuhiko; Sakurai, Shinji; Okuno, Koichi*; Tamai, Hiroshi
Purazuma, Kaku Yugo Gakkai-Shi, 81(9), p.645 - 646, 2005/09
A 300 C heat-resistant neutron shielding material is newly developed, which consists of phenol-based resin with 5 weight-% boron. The neutron shielding performance of the developed resin, examined by the Cf neutron source, is almost the same as that of the polyethylene. The resin is applicable to the port section of vacuum vessel of the DD plasma device to suppress the streaming neutrons and to reduce the nuclear heating of the superconducting coils.
Shirato, Nobuaki*; Matsui, Hiroya; Morioka, Hiroshi; Hatanaka, Koichiro; Takeuchi, Ryuji; Hatakeyama, Nobuya; Ohara, Hidefumi; Nakajima, Takahiro; Kunitomo, Takahiro
JNC-TN5440 2005-001, 412 Pages, 2005/06
We held Horonobe technical review meeting 4 times a year. The first meeting is for the plan of Horonobe underground research laboratory and others. The secound meeting is for geology of Horonobe area and modeling study and data acquisition for safety assessment methodology and others. The third meeting is for ventilation network analyses on URL plan. The fourth meeting is for the remote monitoring system using ACROSS. This report is records of these meetings.
Yamasaki, Shinichi; Matsui, Hiroya; Hama, Katsuhiro; Morioka, Hiroshi; Hatanaka, Koichiro; Fukushima, Tatsuo; SEYA, Masami
JNC-TN5400 2004-005, 181 Pages, 2004/12
This report includes the records for the international workshop on Hornobe Underground Research Laboratory Project. Abstracts, Slides for Presentation, and so on.