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Abstract

The response of Ohmic, single-null diverted, non-centred plasmas in TCV to poloidal field coil stimulation has been compared to the linear CREATE-L magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium response model. The closed loop responses of directly measured quantities, reconstructed parameters, and the reconstructed plasma contour were all examined. Provided that the plasma position and shape perturbation were small enough for the linearity assumption to hold, the model-experiment agreement was good. For some stimulations the open loop vertical position instability growth rate changed significantly, illustrating the limitations of a linear model. A different model was developed with the assumption that the flux at the plasma boundary is frozen and was also compared with experimental results. It proved not to be as reliable as the CREATE-L model for some simulation parameters showing that the experiments were able to discriminate between different plasma response models. The closed loop response was also found to be sensitive to changes in the modelled plasma shape. It was not possible to invalidate the CREATE-L model despite the extensive range of responses excited by the experiments.

Additional information

Authors: VYAS P, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse (CH);LISTER J B, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Association Euratom-Confédération Suisse (CH);VILLONE F, Università degli Studi di Cassino, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Associazione Euratom/ENEA/CREATE (IT);ALBANESE R, Università di Reggio Calabria, Associazione Euratom/ENEA/CREATE, DIEMA (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion (1997)
Record Number: 199711551 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en