13E064FTFR - Physical and technical principles of the functioning of fusion reactors

Course specification
Course title Physical and technical principles of the functioning of fusion reactors
Acronym 13E064FTFR
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition Passed exam: Electromagnetics or Physical electronics of gases and plasma
    The goal Introduce students to the basic principles of the operation of fusion generator. Training students for the modeling and analysis of the generator. Calculation of the parameters of fusion generator.
    The outcome Knowledge of the basic principles of operation of fusion generator. Modeling and analysis of the generator. Using a software package for the numerical calculation of the parameters of fusion generator.
    Contents of lectures 1. Methods of plasma confinement: magnetic, laser and inertial confinement 2. Fluid theory of plasma. Single fluid model, MHD plasma model 3. Kinetic plasma theory, Boltzman transport equation and moments 4. Plasma equilibrium, asimetrical toroidal equilibrium, equilibrium in tokamak, the safety factor, the beta factor 5. Fusion reactions and neutron sources
    Contents of exercises Numerical exercises, case study method, study research work
    1. R.E.H Clark, D.H Reiter, Nuclear fusion research, Springer 2004.
    2. Weston M. Stacey, Fusion Plasma Physics, Wiley 2005.
    3. F. Chen, Introduction to plasma physics and Controlled fusion, 2nd ed. Springer 1984.
    4. J.A.Bittencourt, Fundamentals of Plasma Physics, 3rd ed., Springer 2004.
    5. K. Miyamoto, Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion, Springer 2004
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises, study research work
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons Oral examination 20
    Colloquia 30