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School of Engineering
ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING
Course unit
THERMONUCLEAR FUSION
INN1027624, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING
IN1979, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination THERMONUCLEAR FUSION
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO BETTINI ING-IND/31

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-IND/31 Electrotechnics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Basic knowledge of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Examination methods: Oral exam and report on numerical labs
Assessment criteria: Understanding of the proposed arguments
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and numerical labs
Additional notes about suggested reading: slides available on-line (moodle)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)