Engineering in fusion devices: design, safety and fuelling technology
Study: European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physic (273)
Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS
Students are expected to have completed
Basic knowledge of Engineering topics (mechanics, electromagnetism, electricity and power electronic, thermodynamics, material science, ¿), and Nuclear Engineering topics (safety, radioactivity, nuclear design, ¿).
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
The course intends to provide an overview about the systems and components of a fusion nuclear plant, and the problems associated with the energy production. The course includes a general description of all the engineering systems, the fuel cycles and safety evaluation.
Learning outcome: Training in Engineering in Fusion Devices. The course covers the plant design, safety and fuelling technology.
Description of contents: programme
1-Introduction. Devices. Different types
2-Power plant building lay-out
3-Magnetic confinement devices. Components and systems
7-Plasma heating systems
8- Electrical systems
9- Auxiliary systems
10- Fuel cycle
11- Waste management
12- Safety and environmental aspects in Fusion Energy
Learning activities and methodology
* Teaching Methods:
Classroom lectures. Homework assignments. Some exercises in activation calculation in Fusion Devices. Students will be introduced in activation
induced by neutrons using MCNP code for neutron transport calculations and ACAB code for activation and Safety evaluations.
* Course Material:
Lecture notes, review any chapter of specific books, review articles of fusion conferences.
% end-of-term-examination 60
% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Proceedings of the SOFT Conferences. (Symposium on Fusion Technology) . last editions.
. Energy from Inertial Fusion. IAEA. 1995
The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.