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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi all,

I've been given an assignment to calculate the temperature increase of the fusion reactor walls in some theoretical event. It is a 30keV plasma energy in which the heat of the entire plamsa is instantaneously dropped on the wall. I can calculate volume of the wall and have the given density as well as specific heat.

My approach:

Cp = specific heat (J/kg*K) = 460

rho = density (kg/m

V = volume (m

P = plasma energy (eV) = 30,000

and q is conversion of eV to J (1.602x10

T increase = (P * q) / (Cp * rho * V)

I end up some ridiculously low # of x10

Appreciate the help.

I've been given an assignment to calculate the temperature increase of the fusion reactor walls in some theoretical event. It is a 30keV plasma energy in which the heat of the entire plamsa is instantaneously dropped on the wall. I can calculate volume of the wall and have the given density as well as specific heat.

My approach:

Cp = specific heat (J/kg*K) = 460

rho = density (kg/m

^{3}) = 7600V = volume (m

^{3}) = 29.61P = plasma energy (eV) = 30,000

and q is conversion of eV to J (1.602x10

^{-19})T increase = (P * q) / (Cp * rho * V)

I end up some ridiculously low # of x10

^{-24}degree celcius (or K) increase. I know that these are using very little mass at any given time, but with a plasma temperature of ~3X10^{8}I expected some reasonable value. Is what I am doing correct or am I way out in left field with my thinking?Appreciate the help.