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Abstract

In the experimental identification of tokamak equilibria from external magnetic measurements, the addition of integral constraints to the full equilibrium analysis provides extra information on the toroidal current distribution improving the stability of the solution against measurement errors, and increasing the accuracy of its determination. In this paper it is shown that the use of the toroidal flux value measured by the diamagnetic loop as an additional constraint to the free-boundary equilibrium solver increases to four the number of independent parameters that can be identified in the current density profile, providing a more precise evaluation of the relative weight of the pressure and paramagnetic terms. The resulting improvement in the reconstruction of the current density profiles has been tested on a number of computer equilibria and data of experimental JET discharges with non-circular cross-section. The response of this solution with finite functional parameterisation to the errors on the available signals is provided.

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Authors: LAZZARO E JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, UK MANTICA P ISTITUTO DI FISICA DEL PLASMA, MILANO, ITALY , JET JOINT UNDERTAKING, ABINGDON, UK;ISTITUTO DI FISICA DEL PLASMA, MILANO, ITALY
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT JET-P(87)58, 1987, AVAILABILITY: JET, ABINGDON, UK
Record Number: 1989126088600 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en