HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)

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CharlesKramer
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HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)

Post by CharlesKramer »

Any views about this?

Certainly this is not the first effort to promise it will be "cheaper than coal." For example, Lerner of Lawrenceville Plasma Focus has predicted greatly cheaper electricity (1/10 current costs, if I recall).

CBK

http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news ... eaper-coal

Perhaps the biggest roadblock to adopting fusion energy is that the economics haven’t penciled out. Fusion power designs aren’t cheap enough to outperform systems that use fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas.

Univ. of Washington engineers hope to change that. They have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output.

The team published its reactor design and cost-analysis findings and will present results Oct. 17 at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Fusion Energy Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“Right now, this design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept,” said Thomas Jarboe, a UW professor of aeronautics and astronautics and an adjunct professor in physics.

The UW’s reactor, called the dynomak, started as a class project taught by Jarboe two years ago. After the class ended, Jarboe and doctoral student Derek Sutherland – who previously worked on a reactor design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – continued to develop and refine the concept.

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CharlesKramer
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more about it...

http://dasutherland.files.wordpress.com ... _final.pdf

fwiw, I think promising economic electricity is not a bad thing -- someone should be thinking about costs -- even if the promise is ridiculous until someone makes a device that actually works.
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Re: HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)

Post by swamijake »

If the design works, which there is nothing there that says it does, it still has a serious first wall problem, worse than tokamaks. 4 MW per square meter.

And the chief researcher talks about it like it is in the bag and the best thing since the dishwasher. That's generally not the preferred view point for an unbiased scientist.

AcesHigh
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Re: HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)

Post by AcesHigh »

There was already a thread about Dynomak... created just yesterday
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5632

Can a mod merge both?

The other thread has some interesting info by one of Dynomak creators (because I wrote some stuff at the comments section of the article, and he answered)

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Re: HIT-SI3 (Dynomak)

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AcesHigh wrote:There was already a thread about Dynomak... created just yesterday
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5632
Didn't see that! Thx for the link! interesting stuff there. I would be happy for this to be merged in.
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