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Abstract

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.

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Authors: BONNIN X, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);TSITRONE E, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GHENDRIH PH, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MITTEAU R, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
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: dirdrfc@drfc.cad.cea.fr
Record Number: 200417583 / Last updated on: 2004-06-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en