ESS Bilbao is making the main contribution to the Target Station at ESS. This is a complex, multifaceted project that requires build expertise on every level of engineering, from the basics of meeting stringent seismic and safety requirements to integrating thousands of technical specifications into the brute force construction of massive amounts of steel and concrete. At its heart is the target system itself, where neutrons are generated for use in scientific experiments at a rate of 1018 per second.
The spallation process takes place when the accelerated proton beam hits the Tungsten bricks of 11 tonne target wheel. This will produce neutron brightness for scientific experiments across multiple disciplines. The neutrons are directed through moderators and neutron guides to the scientific instruments where they are used for experiments.
ESS Bilbao is making a key contribution to ESS Target Project leading several of the critical components. The ESS Target Station is a complex multifaceted project that includes all the levels of Nuclear Engineering from basic physics to construction and installation. The final outcome of this effort will be a massive construction with more that 3000 t of steel that will be able to produce neutrons in the Target, reduce its energy in the moderator and extract it to the neutron instruments.
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- Particle Transport
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Mechanical analysis
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