Modelling of heat deposition onto the toroidal pumped limiter and neutralizers on Tore Supra
The new CIEL (Composantes Internes et Limiteur) configuration of the Tore Supra tokamak has as its main plasma-facing component (PFC) a Toroidal Pumped Limiter (TPL), which must sustain the bulk of the energy leaving the plasma. Analysis of the heat deposition pattern on the TPL indicates that perpendicular heat transport may play at least as significant a role as parallel heat transport. We present a new approach for modelling the heat deposited onto the TPL, based on following test "heat packet" trajectories backwards from the TPL towards the hot plasma column. Results are compared with experimental data and trends due to plasma parameters dependencies are described. Because of ripple effects, the limiter is covered by wetted areas with long connection lengths (tens of metres), and shadowed areas with very short connection lengths (centimetres). Sharp transitions between the two are clearly seen in experiment and also reproduced in the model.
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 16th Int. Conf. on Plasma Surface Interaction in controlled Fusion Devices Organised by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Plasma Science & Fusion Center, Cambridge (US) Held at: Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portla
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Number: 200417583 / Last updated on: 2004-06-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en