Dr E Shwageraus, Mr A Roulstone and external lecturer Kemp
Timing and Structure
Lent term. 16 lectures & 4 examples papers. Assessment: 100% exam
The aims of the course are to:
- provide an understanding of advanced systems, why they are being pursued, what are their advantages and their difficulties in becoming commercially viable designs.
- What are the factors that are driving the development of advanced systems?
- Overview of fast reactor development & Gen IV reactor systems, including accelerator driven sub-critical reactors;
- Introduce the principles of fusion energy physics and the current status of research;
- Explain how the principles of fusion energy are to be applied for the design of future fusion energy systems;
- Re-cycle fuel studies, including reprocessing and re-fabrication;
- Status, issues and what would be needed to bring advanced reactor systems to a commercial standard with safety and economics as good as current Generation III+ designs
- Design objectives, drivers & alternatives (1l)
- Advanced thermal systems – example high temperature gas reactor(2l)
- Fast neutron systems – including external Dr A Judd(4l)
- Lines of development(1l).
- Advanced Fuel cycles – from NNL(2l)
Introduction & Physics of fusion systems - Professor Steve Cowley CCFE (2l)
- Fusion reactions: cross sections and reactivity
- Magnetic and inertial approaches to fusion
- Equilibrium, transport, instabilities and power balance
Physics & Materials - Dr R Kemp CCFE (2l)
- Heating systems and current drive
- Layout of a fusion power plant
- Fusion reactor components and materials requirements
Performance Safety and Design Dr R Kemp CCFE (2l)
- Safety of a fusion
- Radiological hazards and waste products
- Fusion in the market and timescale to fusion
- Designing a fusion power plant
Please see the Booklist for Group I Courses for references for this module.
Please refer to Form & conduct of the examinations.
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