Rostock 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
AKE 1.2: Vortrag
Montag, 11. März 2019, 11:00–11:15, U A-Esch 1
Systems Code for the Design of Fusion Power Plants - What they can and can not do — •Felix Warmer — Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Wendelsteinstraße 1, 17491, Greifswald
Fusion power plants will be complex technical devices containing a high temperature plasma which is the source for the fusion reactions and energy generation. The physics aspects are coupled to various complex subsystems which all have interdependencies and often non-intuitive interactions. In order to capture such a system in a holistic way, systems codes are employed. Systems codes are a framework of simplified yet comprehensive models which aspire to describe a whole fusion power plant in a complete, yet computationally tractable way. Such codes allow to study the multidimensional physics and engineering parameter space to ascertain tradeoffs between different design parameters, performance and costs. The capabilites, advantages, as well as disadvantages of systems codes are reported.