Checking date: 22/04/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Engineering in fusion devices: design, safety and fuelling technology
Study: European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physic (273)

Coordinating teacher:

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics

Type: Electives
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 4-Vacuum vessel 5-Coils 6-Cryostat 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Proceedings of the SOFT Conferences. (Symposium on Fusion Technology) . last editions.
Additional Bibliography
  • . Energy from Inertial Fusion. IAEA. 1995

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.