Experimental plasma equilibrium reconstruction from kinetic and magnetic measurements in the FTU tokamakFunded under: EAEC-FUSION 12C
The behaviour of the FTU tokamak plasma has been analysed by using two reconstructive MHD equilibrium codes, one based on the magnetic data alone and the other including the shape of the kinetic pressure profile, as obtained from the measured profiles of electron temperature T(e) and density n(e). The code that analyses the magnetic data alone provides a good evaluation of the macroscopic quantities, while the coupling of magnetic and kinetic data can provide a reasonable estimate of the toroidal current density profile and of its behaviour during the plasma discharge. The reliability of this model has been validated by a detailed comparison with the observed MHD behaviour of the FTU plasma discharges
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/ERG/FUS/94/11 EN (1994) 62 pp.
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P. 65-00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199510813 / Last updated on: 1995-07-17
Original language: en
Available languages: en