This Yearbook summarises the 2015 research activities of
the FinnFusion Consortium that was established in 2014.
The present emphasis of the FinnFusion programme is the
following: (i) Technology R&D for ITER construction and
systems including industry contracts; (ii) Implementation
of the "Fusion Roadmap to the Realization of Fusion
Energy" as a member of the EUROfusion Consortium with
projects focusing on tokamak experiments and modelling;
(iii) Creating concepts for the next generation fusion
power plant DEMO in Europe.
The members of FinnFusion are VTT Technical Research
Centre of Finland Ltd., Aalto University, Fortum
Corporation (new member in 2015), Lappeenranta University
of Technology, Tampere University of Technology,
University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University.
FinnFusion Consortium participates in several EUROfusion
work packages. The largest ones are experimental
campaigns at JET and ASDEX Upgrade and related analyses,
materials research, plasma-facing components and remote
maintenance. DEMO work on power plant modelling was
intensified by the engagement of Fortum after a
successful start in 2014.
EUROfusion supports post-graduate training through the
education work package that allowed FinnFusion to partly
fund 10 PhD students within FinnFusion members. In
addition, three post-doctoral fellowships funded by the
Consortium were running in 2015. FinnFusion also provided
three NJOC secondees at JET and one EUROfusion Program
Management Unit secondee.
The F4E activities of FinnFusion continued seamlessly
from previous years. Aalto University completed 3D
modelling of magnetic fields and related fast particle
losses grant, demonstrating that escaping energetic
particles will not pose a threat to the first wall of
ITER. As far as remote handling is concerned, year 2015
saw continuation for successful demonstrations of
divertor handling operations.
FinnFusion Annual Seminar 2015 was organised at VTT in
Tampere in May.
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||79|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
- nuclear fusion
- fusion energy
- fusion resarch
- fusion physics
- fusion technology
- fusion reactors
- fusion reactor materials
- ITER remote handling