Modelling of heat deposition onto the Tore Supra toroidal pumped limiter
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) [P. Garin, et al., in: Proceedings of the 20th Symposium on Fusion Technology, Marseille, vol. 2, 1998, p. 1709], 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 [F. Saint-Laurent et al., Nucl. Fusion 40 (2000) 1047, R. Mitteau et al., these Proceedings]. We present a new approach for modelling the heat deposited onto the TPL, which follows 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 meters), and shadowed areas with very short connection lengths (centimeters). Sharp transitions between the two are clearly seen in experiment and also reproduced in the model.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Nuclear Materials 337-339 (2005) 395-399
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Record Number: 200518086 / Last updated on: 2005-04-19
Original language: en
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