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Abstract

We present a new code aiming at giving a global and coherent approach for transport and turbulence issues in the edge plasma of Tokamaks. The TOKAM-3D code solves 3D fluid drift equations in full-torus geometry including both closed field lines and SOL physics. No scale separation is assumed so that interactions between large scale flows and turbulence are coherently treated. Moreover, the code can be run in transport regimes ranging from purely anomalous diffusion to fully established turbulence. Specific numerical schemes have been developed which can solve the model equations whether the presence of a limiter in the plasma is taken into account or not. Example cases giving an overview of the field of application of the code as well as verification results are also presented.

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Authors: TAMAIN P, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GHENDRIH PH, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);TSITRONE E, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GRANDGIRARD V, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GARBET X, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SARAZIN Y, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);SERRE E, Laboratoire M2P2-UMR-6181 La Jete Technople de Chateau-Gombert 38, Marseille (FR);CIRAOLO G, Laboratoire M2P2-UMR-6181 La Jete Technople de Chateau-Gombert 38, Marseille (FR);CHIAVASSA G, Laboratoire M2P2-UMR-6181 La Jete Technople de Chateau-Gombert 38, Marseille (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 229, Issue 2, January 2010, Pages 361-378
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2009.09.031
Record Number: 201010030 / Last updated on: 2010-01-13
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en