THERMONUCLEAR FUSION

Second cycle degree in ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: PAOLO BETTINI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Examination methods: Oral exam and report on numerical labs
Course unit contents: World Energy and the Role for Fusion: the existing energy options.
Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Electromagnetic fields and forces, charged particle trajectories, fluid equations, ideal MHD
Plasma confinement: magnetic confinement, axisymmetric toroidal equilibrium.
Cylindrical configurations: Z-pinch, theta-pinch, screw-pinch. Toroidal configurations: Tokamaks, RFPs.
Magnetic field calculations, magnet design and optimization, coil forces, superconducting coils.
Power supplies, energy storage and transfer systems
Plasma Heating: Ohmic Heating (OH), Neutral Beam Injection (NBI), Radio Frequency (RF) heating
Plasma facing components: Blanket, Divertor.
Diagnostics: Magnetic measurements, active wave diagnostics
Fusion Power plants: DEMO