Colloquium: Progress in fusion reactor design
|Dates:||5 December 2018|
|Times:||15:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Science and Engineering|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Elizabeth Surrey|
Dr Elizabeth Surrey, Technology Programme Leader at Culham Centre for Fusion Technology, presented on progress in fusion reactor design at the first University of Manchester at Harwell colloquium.
Over the past five years international programmes have increasingly directed effort towards the engineering and technology of fusion reactors, in particular the ‘demonstrator’.
The EU programme has been at the forefront of this movement with the Power Plant Physics and Technology programme exploring the design space of an integrated machine, DEMO. UKAEA is a leading contributor to this programme, providing approximately 30% of the programme effort in areas from plasma physics and high heat flux engineering to electricity generation and economics. By considering the fusion plant as an integration of many systems, the colloquium will review the new challenges in fundamental physics and engineering and, as is now becoming clearer, in manufacturing, maintenance and decommissioning – the "industrialisation" of fusion - and will discuss the roles of advanced materials and manufacturing and an increasing need for digital and data driven engineering.
- 15:00-15:40: Dr Elizabeth Surrey ‘Progress in Fusion Reactor Design’
- 15:40-15:50: Questions from the audience
- 15:50-16:30: Buffet and drinks while networking / posters from the The University of Manchester at Harwell - R-22 Coffee Lounge
Dr Elizabeth Surrey
Role: Technology Programme Leader
Organisation: Culham Centre for Fusion Technology
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