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Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering

Course 0240909328 in WS 2022/3

General Data

Course Type lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Chair of Nuclear Technology (Prof. Macian-Juan)
Lecturers Valerio Tomarchio
Dates Mon, 16:00–17:30, MW 1250

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks The course will introduce the fundamentals of nuclear fusion reactor engineering and fusion technology. After introducing the main nuclear fusion reactions and the physical backgrounds, it will describe the operating principles of existing fusion devices and those under construction with focus on the Tokamak machines. It will also introduce the concepts of future thermonuclear reactors. *Main Topics* - Main Nuclear Fusion Reactions and Approach to Fusion as Energy Source - Outline of Thermonuclear Fusion Devices (Magnetic and Inertial Confinement) - (Brief) Plasma Physics Basics (focused on Fusion Device Operation) - The Tokamak: * Working principles and Technology of the main components * Status and Prospects of Nuclear Fusion * Existing and Planned Experimental Devices * Outline of Socio-economics * Safety and Environment
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SemesterTitleLecturersDates
WS 2023/4 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tomarchio, V. Mon, 16:00–17:30, MW 1250
SS 2023 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tomarchio, V. Mon, 17:00–18:30, MW 1050
SS 2022 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tomarchio, V. Mon, 17:00–18:30, MW 1050
WS 2018/9 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Cardella, A. Mon, 16:00–17:30, MW 1250
Tue, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
WS 2017/8 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tue, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
Thu, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
WS 2016/7 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tue, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
Thu, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
WS 2015/6 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tue, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
Thu, 17:15–18:45, MW 2050
Tue, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
and singular or moved dates
WS 2014/5 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Tue, 17:00–18:30, MW 2050
Thu, 17:15–18:45, MW 2050
WS 2013/4 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering Mon, 17:00–18:30, MW 0430M
and singular or moved dates
WS 2012/3 Nuclear Fusion Reactor Engineering
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