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  • Study of heat and synchrotron radiation transport in fusion tokamak plasmas: Application to the modelling of steady state and fast burn termination scenarios for the international experimental fusion reactor ITER

Abstract

This study of heat and synchrotron radiation transport in fusion tokamak plasmas begins with a general introduction to nuclear fusion, the tokamak principle and the international thermonuclear experimental reactor (ITER) project. The 2nd chapter discusses global energy confinement time scaling derived from the local Rebut-Lallia-Watkins (RLW) transport model. The 3rd chapter concerns calculation of synchrotron radiations losses in inhomogeneous tokamak plasmas. Chapter 4 discusses the steady state scenario and burn control in ITER detailed design report (DDR) 72. Chapter 5 consists of an assessment of fast-burn termination scenarios in ITER ID. A separate chapter gives the conclusions. Six appendices cover detailed calculations for the first 4 chapters, and discuss the RLW local transport model as implemented in PRETOR, evaluation of the evaporation of the beryllium layer in tokamak divertors and fast-burn termination in ITER triggered by fuel switch-off.

Additional information

Authors: VILLAR COLOMÉ J, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers Industrials de Barcelona, Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear (ES);VILLAR COLOME J, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyers Industrials de Barcelona, Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1617 EN (1997) 174pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Record Number: 199810185 / Last updated on: 1998-02-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en