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The MHH2 configuration proposed by Garabedian has a number of attractive properties, including quasi-axisymmetry, relatively low aspect ratio, and a relatively simple set of coils. It is therefore of interest to study its magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) properties. This paper reports the results of running the configuration through a battery of MHD codes: the PIES code at Princeton for studying loss of equilibrium flux surfaces; three-dimensional Mercier and ballooning codes at Lausanne; and the global ideal MHD stability code CAS3D as well as Mercier and ballooning codes at IPP, Greifswald. The calculations in this paper prescribe zero net current, neglecting any bootstrap currents. All of the calculations in this paper are fixed boundary calculations, with the shape of the outer flux surface specified.

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Authors: REIMAN A H, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (US);KU L P, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (US);MONTICELLO D A, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (US);NÜHRENBERG C, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (DE);COOPER W A, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse (CH);NUHRENBERG C, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Greifswald (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics Reports, Vol. 23 (1997) No. 6, pp. 472-482
Record Number: 199711295 / Last updated on: 1997-10-10
Original language: en
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