Nuclear Engineering 180
Homework 7 due 24 November
1. For a DT plasma with a density of 0.9 1020 m3 in a 5.3 T magnetic field, find: (a)
the lower hybrid frequency, (b) the H+ (A=1) minority ion cyclotron frequency, (c) the
upper hybrid frequency, and (d)

Fishbone in PDX
(McGuire et al, 1983)
Nimrod Disruption Simulations
S.E. Kruger et al., Phys. Plasmas 12, 056113 (2005)
Nimrod Disruption simulations
NIMROD simulations of ELM
D.P. Brennan et al, 2005 APS invited talk
M3D simulations of ELM in ITER
H.R. S

Special values of Q
Q=1 is sometimes called `Scientific Feasibility
Q=2 is called the Lawson breakeven condition
Q=5 is probably the minimum that is needed for a reactor
Q=infinity is called ignition
Q=0.8 is best JET performance
Q=0.01 is current NIF per

Overview of MHD and extended MHD
simulations of fusion plasmas
Guo-Yong Fu
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Workshop on ITER Simulation, Beijing, May 15-19, 2006
Characteristics of the Current Drive
Experiment Upgrade (CDX-U)

Nuclear Engineering 180
Introduction to Controlled Fusion
Fall Semester 2015
Homework Set 2 Due 22 September
September 15, 2015
dE
of a 1 MeV triton in a DT plasma of
dt
20
3
10 m density and 10 keV temperature (Te = Ti ) using Equation
2E37 in Dolan. Cal

Nuclear Engineering 180
Homework 8 due 08 December
November 30, 2015
1. For a superconducting magnet filament consisting of 80 percent copper
fill on a 1.3 cm square cross section, find the maximum current for
thermal stability at 4.2 K. Do the same for t

Nuclear Engineering 180
Introduction to Controlled Fusion
Fall Semester 2015
Homework Set 5 Due 27 October
October 19, 2015
1. For a deuterium plasma with ne = ni = 1.21020 m3 and in a magnetic
field B = 4.0 T, find:
(a) The ion cyclotron frequency fci =

Nuclear Engineering 180
Introduction to Controlled Fusion
Fall Semester 2015
Homework Set 1 Due 10 September
September 3, 2015
1. Draw curves of the Lawson product nE vs. temperature for Q =
1, 2, 5, 10 and for a 50-50 D-T plasma with a Zef f = 3. Use a
t