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Tokamak Engineering

 

This is a course at BME of 2 ECTS value taught by Tom Todd - Chief Technologist of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (retired).

 

Course information

This is a 2 ECTS course registered at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics consisting of a 1 week lecture series on-site and individual off-site work. Requirements for course completion:

  1. Registration and negotiation of an individual research project.
  2. On-site participation on the lectures and afternoon activities.
  3. Short presentation on the individual research project during the on-site week.
  4. Completion and submission of a mini-thesis till the specified deadline.

Taking part at the on-site lectures without any off-site work and evaluation is also possible. This is honoured by a certificate without any associated ECTS.

Cost: Attendance at the course is free, but travel expenses need to be covered by the students. Financial coverage can be applied for at FUSENET.

CV of lecturer: Tom Todd has amassed considerable experience in fusion technology over a career spanning almost 40 years. His early work at Culham included superconducting devices, stellarators and tokamaks, before a secondment to the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics in San Diego, US. He then played key roles in Culham's CLEO and Compass experiments, and served on many design reviews for proposed fusion devices in Europe and beyond, including several ITER technical review committees. Further roles followed in tokamak diagnostics and in technology transfer between fusion and industry. Tom Todd was involved in the design of both the START and MAST spherical tokamaks, chairing the MAST Advisory Committee. He moved to the UKAEA Dounreay nuclear decommissioning site in Scotland in 1999 as Manager of the Design Services Department. In 2004 he became Chief Engineer at Culham, responsible for the operational limits of the JET and MAST devices, and was appointed Chief Technologist in 2011. He retired from UKAEA in 2014 and is now a fusion systems consultant and a course lecturer for many different organisations. A Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Institute of Physics, he has a publication list of around 160 papers.

 

Online course start

Registration to the course starts at 10 July 2018, by sending an e-mail to pokol(at)reak.bme.hu. First step is the negotiation of a mini-thesis topic, and gaining access to the online course materials and online forum. Registration ends  21 August 2018.          

  

Lecture series by Tom Todd at BME R215

27 – 31 August 2018

 

Monday, 27 August

            8:30    Tom Todd: How to Build a Tokamak – Part 1                                                    

            9:30     Coffee break

            9:45    Tom Todd: How to Build a Tokamak – Part 2                                                    

            10:45  Tom Todd: The Role of Poloidal Field Coils in a Tokamak                               

            11:45   Short break                                                                                       

            12:00   Discussion/Tutorial Session                                                             

            12:30   Lunch 

            14:00  Laboratory exercises (G. Pokol) / Project work in teams (G. Veres)                                   

            17:30   Close

            19:00   Social event                                                                          

 

Tuesday, 28 August

            8:30    Tom Todd: The Engineering Design of JET – Part 1                                         

            9:30     Coffee break                                                                                     

            9:45    Tom Todd: The Engineering Design of JET – Part 2                                          

            10:45   Short break

            11:00   Tom Todd: Machine Protection                                                                            

            12:30   Discussion/Tutorial Session                                                             

            13:00   Lunch                                                 

            14:30  Laboratory exercises (G. Pokol) / Project work in teams (G. Veres)

            18:00   Close

 

Wednesday, 29 August

            8:30    Tom Todd: The Engineering Design of ITER – Part 1                                       

            9:45     Coffee break                                                                                     

            10:00  Tom Todd: The Engineering Design of ITER – Part 2                                       

            11:15   Coffee break                                                                                     

            11:30   Discussion/Tutorial Session                                                             

            12:30   Lunch 

            14:00  Project presentations, discussion (Tom Todd)                                                                                        

            18:00   Close

 

 

Thursday, 30 August

            8:30     Tom Todd: The Sources, Effects and Control of Error Fields in a Tokamak

            9:30     Coffee break                                                                                     

            9:45     Tom Todd: Remote Handling in Fusion – Part 1                                   

            10:45   Short break                                                                                       

            11:00   Tom Todd: Remote Handling in Fusion – Part 2

            12:00   Discussion/Tutorial Session                                                             

            12:30   Lunch 

            14:00   Project presentations, discussion (Tom Todd)

            18:00   Close

 

 

Friday, 31 August

            08:30  Tom Todd: Engineering Design Considerations for DEMO – Part 1               

            10:00   Coffee break                                                                                     

            10:15  Tom Todd: Engineering Design Considerations for DEMO – Part 2               

            11:45   Discussion/Tutorial Session                                                             

            12:30   Lunch                                                                                                                       

            13:30  Tom Todd: Design Constraints for Plasma Diagnostics in DEMO                   

            14:30   Coffee break                                                                                     

            14:45   Summary and closing remarks                                                                    

            16:00   Close

 

Online course ends

Mini-thesis submission deadline is 17 September 2018, feedback and final evaluation is provided within a week after.