This Yearbook summarises the 2016 research and industry
activities of the FinnFusion Consortium. 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 Power
and Heat Ltd., Lappeenranta University of Technology,
Tampere University of Technology, University of Helsinki
and Åbo Akademi University.
FinnFusion participates in several EUROfusion work
packages, the largest being experimental campaigns at JET
and ASDEX Upgrade and related analyses, materials
research, plasma-facing components and remote
maintenance. A new research topic pursued in FinnFusion
in 2016 is the Early Neutron Source work package, aiming
at building a device to study hard neutron radiation
damage to fusion materials. On the industry side, one of
the very first EUROfusion industry tasks on DEMO remote
maintenance was completed by Fortum in 2016.
EUROfusion supports post-graduate training through the
Education work package that allowed FinnFusion to partly
fund 12 PhD students in FinnFusion member organizations.
In addition, four EUROfusion post-doctoral research and
engineering fellowships were running in 2016.
F4E projects in 2016 were related to the development of
the diagnostics system for ITER (Remote Handling
Connector) and computer assisted teleoperation.
The FinnFusion annual seminar in 2016 was organised by
LUT in Lappeenranta in May.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||81|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
- nuclear fusion
- fusion energy
- fusion technology
- fusion reactors
- fusion reactor materials
- remote handling