FINITE-B EFFECTS ON TEARING MODES IN THE TOKAMAK
Details are given of a numerical study of finite beta tearing modes in the Tokamak. The linear compressible resistive MHD equations are solved in full toroidal geometry with no ordering assumptions. The results show a strong stabilizing effect as beta is increased, arising from the average curvature within the resistive layer. This stabilizing effect is particularly pronounced for high conductivity temperatures and small aspect ratios.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON OX14 3DB, MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P794, 1987
Record Number: 1989125077900 / Last updated on: 1987-12-01
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