; Yu, Q. Z.
; Liang, T. J.] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Phys, Engn Ctr CSNS Target Stn & Instruments, Beijing 100190, Peoples R China
; [Lu, Y. L.
; Wang, S. L.
; Tong, J. F.] Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Expt Syst CSNS, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
The radiation damage to the tungsten target and its SS316 vessel for Chinese Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) has been estimated with a Monte-Carlo simulation code MCNPX2.5.0. We compare the effects on the radiation damage due to two different proton beam profiles: a uniform distribution and a Gaussian distribution. We also discuss the dependence of the radiation damage estimation on different physics models. The results show the peak displacement productions in vessel and the fourth target plate are 2.5 and 5.5 dpa/y, respectively, under a Gaussian proton beam. The peak helium productions in the vessel and the fourth target are 305 and 353 appm/y, respectively, under the same proton beam. Based on these results and the allowable dpa values we have estimated the lifetime of the tungsten target and its vessel. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.