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Fusion Energy Simulations and Algorithms: The Key to Accelerated Commercialization

Kim Jennings

Feb 14, 2023

Accelerating Fusion Energy Commercialization: Kronos Fusion Energy's Advanced Simulations and Algorithms Optimize Key Components of Fusion Reactors, Enhancing Efficiency and Overcoming Technical Challenges to Bring Clean, Limitless Energy Within Reach

The development of fusion energy technology has the potential to revolutionize the global energy landscape. To enable rapid fusion energy commercialization, Kronos Fusion Energy has embraced the power of simulations and algorithms, developing a suite of advanced tools designed to optimize various aspects of fusion energy generators. These simulations support six types of fusion energy generators, including field-reversed configuration (FRC), magnetized target fusion (MTF), fusion energy drive, magnetic-confinement fusion (MCF), inertial-confinement fusion (ICF), and stellarator.

Kronos Fusion Energy's range of simulation products, built on Python, SAP, MATLAB/SIMULINK, Amazon AWS, and D-wave platforms, address various aspects of fusion energy technology. These simulations include Kronos MagnetSim for confinement magnets, Kronos PlasmaSim for plasma density and dynamics, Kronos IgnSym for the ignition process, and Kronos FuelSim for plasma fueling, among others. By optimizing each component of fusion energy generators, these simulations ensure that the S.M.A.R.T. tokamak and other fusion reactors achieve high confinement efficiency, increased "beta" values, and the resilience to withstand the extreme conditions required for aneutronic fusion.

The rapid progress in fusion energy capability, as evidenced by the doubling of plasma density, pressure, and confinement time every 1.8 years from 1970 to 2005, has driven a shift in perception about the feasibility of practical fusion energy. This growth rate is comparable to the increase in the number of transistors on silicon chips that propelled the electronics industry.

Kronos Fusion Energy's cutting-edge simulations and algorithms play a vital role in accelerating this progress, estimating that practical fusion energy could be achieved in less than 20 years with the right investments. By leveraging these advanced tools, Kronos Fusion Energy is paving the way for a future powered by clean, limitless, and sustainable fusion energy technology.

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