UKAEA Journals

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2016
CCFE-PR(17)41

Four numerical codes are employed to investigate the dynamics of Scrape-Off Layer filaments in tokamak relevant conditions. Experimental measurements were taken in the MAST device using visual camera imaging, which allows the evaluation of the perpendicular size and velocity of the filaments, as well as the combination of density and temperature as…

Preprint Published
2014

This paper presents simulations of isolated 3D filaments in a slab geometry obtained using a newly developed 3D reduced fluid code, written using the BOUT þþ framework. First, systematic scans were performed to investigate how the dynamics of a filament are affected by its amplitude, perpendicular size, and parallel extent. The perpendicular size…

Published
2014

Numerical simulations of L-mode turbulence in the Scrape-Off Layer (SOL) are used to construct power scaling laws for the characteristic decay lengths of the temperature, density and heat flux at the outer midplane. Most of the results obtained are in qualitative agreement with the experimental observations despite the known limitation of the model…

Published
2013

Numerical simulations of interchange turbulence in the Scrape-Off Layer are performed in a regime relevant for a specific L-mode MAST (Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak) discharge. Such a discharge was diagnosed with a reciprocating arm equipped with a Gundestrup probe. A detailed comparison of the average and statistical properties of the simulated an…

Published
2013

Numerical simulations of L-mode plasma turbulence in the Scrape Off Layer of MAST are presented. Relevant features of the boundary plasma, such as the thickness of the density layer or the statistics of the fluctuations are related to the edge density and temperature, plasma current and parallel connection length. It is found that the density profi…

Published
2011

The L-mode interchange turbulence in the edge and Scrape Off Layer of the tight aspect ratio tokamak MAST is investigated numerically. The dynamics of the boundary plasma is studied using the 2D drift-fluid code ESEL, which has previously shown good agreement with large aspect ratio machines. In this context, a MAST-TCV comparison is presented in o…

Published