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Abstract

A new shape control algorithm has been tested by numerical simulation of a tokamak discharge in the Burning Plasma Experiment (BPX), using the TSC code. The algorithm controls the plasma shape and current according to a preprogrammed scenario, without using any precalculated coil current waveforms. If the plasma parameters (heating scenario, density evolution, Z(eff), etc.) change, the algorithm automatically maintains the given shape evolution and does not have to be readjusted. This allows independent programming of plasma current, density, heating power, shape and position.

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Authors: HOFMANN F, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne (CH);POMPHREY N, Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory (US);JARDIN S C, Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: LRP 448/92 EN (1992)
Availability: Available from Confédération Suisse, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 21 avenue des Bains, 1007 Lausanne (CH)
Record Number: 199210404 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en