3D fluid simulations of tokamak edge turbulenceFunded under: EAEC-FUSION 12C
3D simulations of drift resistive ballooning turbulence are presented. The turbulence is basically controlled by a parameter alpha, the ratio of the drift wave frequency to the ideal ballooning growth rate. If this parameter is small, the system is dominated by ballooning turbulence, which is strongly peaked at the outside of the torus. If it is large field line curvature plays a minor role. The turbulence is nonlinearly sustained even if curvature is removed and all modes are linearly stable due to magnetic shear. In the nonlinear regime without curvature the system obeys a different scaling law compared to the low alpha regime. The transport scaling is discussed in both regimes and the implications for OH-, L- and H-mode transport are discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/333 EN (1995) 22 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199511649 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en