Development of the European fusion reactor simulation framework for experimental design, optimization and control

High Energy Particles Flow Through A Tokamak Or Doughnut-Shaped Device. Antigravity, Magnetic Field, Nuclear Fusion, Gravitational Waves And Spacetime Concept, 3d rendering

Fusion energy is a promising technology for high density, CO2-free energy production. The next generation of magnetic fusion experiments aims to demonstrate the possibility of net energy gain. The increased difficulty and scale of these experiments compared to present-day devices requires a leap in computational capabilities for predicting the behaviour of the fusion reactor plasma, magnets and wall materials. This is vital for experimental performance optimization, plasma control and safe reactor operation. Central to these efforts is how to efficiently design research software that brings together different physics and engineering codes into a single and consistent description.  

What are we trying to achieve and how? 

Coupled with ongoing international efforts, this project will implement methods and standards vital for a tokamak simulation suite. It is modular, robust, easy to maintain and has a user toolkit that enables efficient application for large numbers of simulations needed for designing experiments and assessing sensitivities. 

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