Graduation Date

Fall 2016

Document Type



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

Committee Chair Name

Kenneth Owens

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Monty Mola

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Tim Lauck

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff


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