Graduation Date

Fall 2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Program

Master of Science degree with a major in Environmental Systems, option Math Modeling

First Committee Member Name

Kenneth Owens

First Committee Member Email

kenneth.owens@humboldt.edu

First Committee Member Affililation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Monty Mola

Second Committee Member Email

monty.mola@humboldt.edu

Second Committee Member Affililation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Tim Lauck

Third Committee Member Email

tim.lauck@humboldt.edu

Third Committee Member Affililation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Abstract

In this thesis several novel techniques are developed to simulate fusion events in an isotropic, electrostatic three-dimensional Deuterium-Tritium plasma. These techniques allow us to accurately predict three-dimensional collision events with a one-dimensional model while simultaneously reducing compute time via a nearest neighbor algorithm. Furthermore, a fusion model based on first principles is developed that yields an average fusion reactivity which correlates well with empirical results.

Citation Style

Department Approved Bibliography Style File

Thesis_Constants.pdf (112 kB)
Constants and Calculations referenced in Thesis