Plasma Confinement and Heating (E C E 527) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcome
Students should be able to calculate particle drifts in the guiding center approximation for various magnetic field structures.
Students should be able to evaluate thermal and particle diffusivity in toroidal systems in different collisionality regimes.
Students should understand the basic concepts of plasma equilibrium and stability between kinetic and magnetic pressures.
Students should be able to calculate temperature relaxation times between species.
Students should be able to calculate plasma heating from various sources such as neutral particle beams, ohmic currents, and radio frequency waves.
Students should have a good grasp of diagnostics systems which are available to measure plasma properties.
Students should be able to perform a rudimentary design of a magnetic confinement systems such as a tokamak.
Plasma Confinement and Heating
E C E 527
( 3 Credits )
Principles of magnetic confinement and heating of plasmas for controlled thermonuclear fusion: magnetic field structures, single particle orbits, equilibrium, stability, collisions, transport, heating, modeling and diagnostics. Discussion of current leading confinement concepts: tokamaks, tandem mirrors, stellarators, reversed field pinches, etc.
NEEP/Phys/ECE 525 or equiv
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR College: College of Engineering