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Equilibrium reconstruction is the essential diagnostic tool for determining the magnetic field and current density of a tokamak discharge. This method parameterises the unknown current profile with a suitable set of test functions and determines the coefficients from measurements. For steady state discharges, a continuous equilibrium analysis is required. The purpose of the Tore Supra CIEL project is the study of discharges with duration up to 1000s. We report on the development of a real-time version of the widely used equilibrium code EFIT.

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Authors: ZWINGMANN W, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nuclear Fusion 43 (2003) pp.842�850
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Record Number: 200316842 / Last updated on: 2003-10-08
Original language: en
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