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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)03

The resistive wall mode (RWM) control on the HL-2M tokamak is simulated with the MARS-F code [Liu Y Q et al 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681], aiming at quantifying control current and voltage requirements when more realistic issues are taken into account, i.e. the control power saturation and the sensor signal noise. The fluid model predicts a narrow st…

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)02

In quiescent H-mode (QH-mode) regime, edge harmonic oscillations (EHOs) are believed to provide necessary radial transport to prevent occurrence of large edge localized modes. A systematic modeling study is performed here on the low-n EHOs in a DIII-D QH-mode plasma [Chen et al. 2016 Nucl. Fusion 56 076011], by utilizing the MARS-Q code [Liu et a…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)05

Resistive plasma response to the n = 1 (n is the toroidal mode number) RMP field is systematically investigated for a high-beta hybrid discharge on ASDEX Upgrade. Both linear and quasi-linear response are modelled using the MARS-F and MARS-Q codes, respectively. Linear response computations show a large internal kink response when the plasma centra…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)75

The magnetohydrodynamic-kinetic hybrid theory has been extensively and successfully applied for interpreting experimental observations of macroscopic, low frequency instabilities, such as the resistive wall mode, in fusion plasmas. In this work, it is discovered that an analytic version of the hybrid formulation predicts a bifurcation of the mode d…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)92

The resonant interaction between the energetic particle triggered fishbone mode and the shear Alfven waves is, for the first time, computationally observed and firmly demonstrated based on a tokamak plasma equilibrium, using the self-consistent MHD-kinetic hybrid code MARS-K [Y. Q. Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 112503 (2008)]. This type of continuu…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)59

The synergetic effects of drift kinetic resonances, the resistive layer dissipation, the magnetic feedback, and the toroidal plasma flow on the stability of the resistive wall mode are numerically investigated using a full toroidal resistive magnetohydrodynamic-kinetic hybrid stability code MARS-K (Liu Y Q et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15 112503). It is…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)56

Rotational stabilization of the resistive wall mode (RWM), with varying E × B flow shear and the radial location of peak shear, is systematically investigated using the MARS-K code (Liu et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15 112503), following a non-perturbative magnetohydrodynamic–kinetic hybrid approach. The equilibrium is based on a 9 MA steady state tar…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)114

The linear and quasi-linear plasma response to the n = 3 and n = 4 (n is the toroidal mode number) resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) fields, produced by the in-vessel edge localized mode control coils, is numerically studied for an ITER 15MA H-mode baseline Scenario. Both single fluid and fluid-kinetic hybrid models are used. The inclusion of dr…

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2014

An energy-principle-based dispersion relation is derived for the resistive wall mode, which incorporates both the drift kinetic resonance between the mode and energetic particles and the resistive layer physics. The equivalence between the energy-principle approach and the resistive layer matching approach is first demonstrated for the resistive pl…

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2014

The MARS-F code [Y. Q. Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 7, 3681 (2000)] is applied to numerically investigate the effect of the plasma pressure on the tearing mode stability as well as the tearing mode-induced electromagnetic torque, in the presence of a resistive wall. The tearing mode with a complex eigenvalue, resulted from the favorable averaged curva…

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