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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)16

The STORM module of BOUT++ [L. Easy et al., Phys. Plasmas 21, 122515 (2014)] is generalized to simulate plasma turbulence at the periphery of tokamak devices in diverted configuration and it is used to carry out three-dimensional nonlinear flux-driven simulations in double null configuration with realistic experimental par…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)05

HALO (HAgis LOcust) solves the initial value Vlasov-Maxwell problem perturbatively for application to certain nonlinear wave-particle problems in tokamak plasmas. It uses the same basic approach as the HAGIS code (Pinches et al., 1998) for wave evolution but is built on the LOCUST-GPU full-orbit code (Akers et al., 2012) for the solution of the …

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2017
CCFE-PR(17)50

The interaction of L-mode and inter-ELM Scrape-Off Layer (SOL) filaments is investigated by simulating the dynamics of two seeded density perturbations with different initial separation. A numerical campaign of 2D and 3D simulations is presented to explore the effect that different filaments' perpendicular size and relative distance have on their r…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)38

Simulations have been carried out to establish how electron thermal physics, introduced in the form of a dynamic electron temperature, affects isolated filament motion and dynamics in 3D. It is found that thermal effects impact filament motion in two major ways when the filament has a significant temperature perturbation compared to its density per…

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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…

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2016
CCFE-PR(16)20

A complete model of the dynamics of scrape-off layer filaments will be rather complex, including temperature evolution, three dimensional geometry and finite Larmor radius effects. However, the basic mechanism of E x B advection due to electrostatic potential driven by the diamagnetic current can be captured in a much simpler model; a complete unde…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)70

This paper presents a numerical investigation of isolated filament dynamics in a simulation geometry representative of the scrape-off layer (SOL) of the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) previously studied in [N.R.Walkden et.al, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 55 (2013) 105005]. This paper focuses on the evolution of filament cross-sections at the ou…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)79

The propagation of filaments in the Scrape Off Layer (SOL) of tokamaks largely determines the plasma profiles in the region. In a conduction limited SOL, parallel temperature gradients are expected, such that the resistance to parallel currents is greater at the target than further upstream. Since the perpendicular motion of an isolated filament is…

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2015
CCFE-PR(15)119

In this paper, we present the work in the implementation of a new calibration for the JET real-time polarimeter based on the complex amplitude ratio technique and a new self-validation mechanism of data. This allowed easy integration of the polarimetry measurements into the JET plasma density control (gas feedback control) and as well as machine pr…

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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…

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