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This report presents a Galerkin finite element code for time dependent transport modelling of a pure 2-fluid magnetised plasma in an axisymmetric domain. The code is intended for use as a basis for finite element modelling of the tokamak scrape-off layer. The collisional dynamics along magnetic field lines is taken into account, a simple diffusive Ansatz is used for the transport across magnetic surfaces, and diamagnetic flows are neglected. In principle, any magnetic field and first wall geometry can be allowed, this flexibility being the main rationale for the use of finite elements. Results for an extensive set of test cases in simple geometry are discussed.

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Authors: ZANINO R, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 5/43 EN (1991) 38 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199111517 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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