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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

ITER and the Accompanying Programme

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02ITER ZK 3 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Jan Mlynář (guarantor)
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

ITER basic parameters, superconducting magnets, vacuum pumping, fuel cycle, cryoplant, nuclear safety, operation scenarios, plasma diagnostics, schedule of construction and operation, international collaboration, projects IFMIF and DEMO, major fusion research centres in the world.

Requirements:

Knowledge of basic course of physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1)Mission of the ITER project, basic parameters. History of the project.

2)Machine description, mechanical support and loads. Superconducting magnets. QA program (quality assurance).

3)Vacuum vessel, divertor and the first wall. System of remote maintenance.

4)Vacuum pumping and fuelling, tritium plant.

5)Cryoplant and the ITER cryostat. Water cooling. Power Supplies. Plant overview.

6)Nuclear safety and environmental assessment of the ITER project.

7)Expected plasma behaviour in ITER, operation scenarios. Control system.

8)Plasma diagnostics in ITER.

9)Construction, commissioning and decommissioning plans for ITER. Major milestones for fusion research and development.

10)ITER as a major iternational project. Present research and development for ITER. Procurement allocation and spread of cost. „Broader approach“ of the EU and Japan.

11)Design project of the International fusion materials irradiation facility IFMIF, design project of the demonstration power plant DEMO.

12)Fusion research centers in Europe

13)Fusion research centers in Japan and the USA

14)Fusion research centers in Russia, China, Korea and India

Syllabus of tutorials:

none

Study Objective:

Knowledge: ITER basic parameters, superconducting magnets, vacuum pumping, fuel cycle, cryoplant, nuclear safety, operation scenarios, plasma diagnostics, schedule of construction and operation, international collaboration, projects IFMIF and DEMO, major fusion research centres in the world

Skills: application of the above mentioned knowledge

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] ITER Project Reports (http://www.iter.org/reports.htm),

[2] C M Braams, P E Stott: Nuclear Fusion, Half a Century of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research, IoP 2002, ISBN 0750307056.

Recommended references:

[3] J Wesson, Tokamaks, Clarendon Press 2004, chapters 11-13, ISBN 0198509227

Note:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-09-27
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