Fusion Energy Toolbox

Our Fusion Energy Toolbox provides functions for analyzing fusion reactor designs. Compute key plasma physics, collision and confinement times, fusion and loss powers. Analyze the levelized cost of electricity for a projected reactor.

fusion cross-section plot
Fusion Reaction Cross-Sections

Analyze magnet systems including mutual inductance of arrays of magnets; size LTS or HTS magnets to meet field or current needs.

With our Fusion Propulsion Add-On module, study straight-line trajectories to deep space destinations, or study planetary departure and insertion for high-Isp systems. Example missions for Mars, Pluto, the solar gravitational lens (>600 AU), and Alpha Centauri.

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BraytonBrayton cycles and turbomachinery
CryoCryocooler sizing
EconomicsCost of fuel and electricity
EngineDesignReactor parameter reporting
FRCSteady-state FRCs
MagnetsMagnet sizing energy methods and field for current
PlasmaPhysicsPlasma frequencies, reaction energies, cross-sections, etc
Reactor0-D fusion power models, divertors
RFSystemAmplifier and inductor models
RMFRotating magnetic fields
ShieldingNeutron and X-ray attenuation
TokamakTokamak-specific models
TransportConfinement, collisions and equilibration
FusionEngine module contents

Key References:

  1. NRL Plasma Formulary, Office of Naval Research, 2016
  2. McNally, “Physics of Fusion Fuel Cycles,” Nuclear Technology/Fusion, Vol. 2, Jan 1982
  3. Hugrass, W. N., and R. C. Grimm. “A Numerical Study of the Generation of an Azimuthal Current in a Plasma Cylinder Using a Transverse Rotating Magnetic Field.” Journal of Plasma Physics 26, no. 3 (December 1981): 455-464. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377800010849
  4. M.J. Schaffer, “Considerations for Steady-State FRC-Based Fusion Space Propulsion”, General Atomics GA-A23579, Dec. 2000.
  5. Dawson, J. M., “Advanced Fusion Reactors,” Fusion, Teller, E. Editor, Academic Press, 1981.