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Abstract

A new model based on a combination of a Bohm-like term plus a gyro-Bohm-like term is proposed for the electron and ion heat diffusivity in the L-mode regime, which is the commonest regime of operation of Tokamaks. This model is derived using the dimensionless analysis technique taking into account the indications of scaling laws for the global confinement time and other experimental constraints on the diffusivity. The model has been successfully tested against data from several different experiments from the ITER database and the local Tore Supra database. Statistical analysis has shown it to perform better than purely Bohm or gyro-Bohm models and global scaling laws in the chosen dataset.

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Authors: ERBA M, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);ANIEL T, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);BASIUK V, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);BÉCOULET A, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);LITAUDON X, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1608 EN (1997) 51pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199711372 / Last updated on: 1997-10-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en