Finite element modelling of the plasma edge
Analysis of particle and energy transport in tokamak plasmas shows the importance of the scrape-off layer (SOL) in achieving satisfying conditions for a burning plasma in a fusion reactor. A 2D fluid code based on a finite element model (FEM) has been developed in order to take into account the influence of complex geometrical features on transport. This numerical scheme does not require a regular grid structure and thus permits a geometrically and physically more realistic description of the interaction of plasma and neutral particles. Results from a coupled calculation between the FEM-code and a neutral gas Monte Carlo code (EIRENE) are discussed for the SOL of TEXTOR.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Contributions to Plasma Physics, Vol. 34 (1994) No. 2/3, pp. 404-409
Record Number: 199410580 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
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