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Abstract

This paper reports on full tokamak discharge simulations in the TCV tokamak using the DINA code, of which a new open modular architecture version is presented. These new simulations include the effect of intense electron cyclotron heating, dissipated off-axis. The change in the plasma cobductivity produces a time-varying plasma current profile which in turn causes the plasma shape to relax in the almost constant vacuum quadrupole field. These simulations allow us to check on the diffusion of poloidal magnetic flux, as well as the modelling of the electron cyclotron heating.

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Authors: FAVEZ J-Y, Association EURATOM-Confédération Suisse, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);LISTER J B, Association EURATOM-Confédération Suisse, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);LUKASH V E, RRC Kurchatov Institute, Moscow (RU);KHAYRUTDINOV R R, RRC Kurchatov Institute, Moscow (RU);RAJU D, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat (IN);DOKOUKA V N, TRINITI, Troitsk (RU)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 22nd Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) Organised by: Association Euratom-Tekes Held at: Helsinki (FI), 9-13 September 2002
Availability: This paper is contained in report LRP 733/02, available free of charge from: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Ecublens, CH-1015 Lausanne Fax +41-21-6934747
Record Number: 200215668 / Last updated on: 2002-12-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en