UKAEA Journals

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)63

The optimum conditions for access to and sustainment of H-mode plasmas and their expected plasma parameters in the Pre-Fusion Power Operation 1 (PFPO-1) phase of the ITER Research Plan, where the additional plasma heating will be provided by 20 MW of Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH), are assessed in order to identify key open R&D issues. The as…

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)62

The optimum conditions for access and sustainment of H-mode plasmas and their expected plasma parameters in the Pre-Fusion Operation 1 (PFPO-1) phase of the ITER Research Plan, where the additional plasma heating will be provided by 20 MW of Electron Cyclotron Heating (ECH), are assessed. The assessment is performed on the basis of empirical and ph…

Preprint Purchase
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)75

The evolution of the JET high performance hybrid scenario, including central accumulation of the tungsten (W) impurity, is reproduced with predictive multi-channel integrated modelling over multiple confinement times using first-principle based models. 8 transport channels are modelled predictively, with self-consistent sources, radiation and magne…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)05

PROCESS is a reactor systems code – it assesses the engineering and economic viability of a hypothetical fusion power station using simple models of all parts of a reactor system. PROCESS allows the user to choose which constraints to impose and which to ignore, so when evaluating the results it is vital to study the list of constraints used. New …

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(17)27

Power plant studies using systems codes allow the optimisation of designs to maximise or minimise some figure of merit: fusion power gain or cost of electricity, for example. The code should trade off between parameters to find the optimum whilst producing a solution consistent with physics and technology limitations. This paper describes the recen…

Preprint Published
2014

PROCESS is a reactor systems code – it assesses the engineering and economic viability of a hypothetical fusion power station using simple models of all parts of a reactor system, from the basic plasma physics to the generation of electricity. It has has been used for many years, but details of its operation have not been previously published. Th…

Published
2013

Following recent observations suggesting the presence of the geodesic acoustic mode (GAM) in ohmically heated discharges in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) [J. R. Robinson et al., Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 54, 105007 (2012)], the behaviour of the GAM is studied numerically using the two fluid, global code CENTORI [P. J. Knight et al. Com…

Published
2011

Transport analysis of MAST discharges indicates that ion collisional transport is an important loss mechanism in the core of a spherical tokamak. In the strongly-varying equilibrium fields of spherical tokamaks many of the assumptions of drift kinetic and neoclassical theory (e.g. small plasma inverse aspect ratio and low ratio of toroidal Larmor r…

Published
2010

It is shown that the transition from L-mode to H-mode regimes in tokamaks can be reproduced using a two-fluid, fully electromagnetic, plasma model when a suitable particle sink is added at the edge. Such a model is implemented in the CUTIE code [A. Thyagaraja et al. , Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids 23 , 475 (2004)] and is illustrated on plasma parameters t…

Published
2005

Two fluid turbulence models, the drift wave based quasilinear 1.5D Weiland model and the electromagnetic global 3D nonlinear model CUTIE , have been used to account for heat pinch evidence in off-axis modulated electron cyclotron heating experiments in the Rijnhuizen Tokamak Project. Both models reproduce the main features indicating inward heat co…

Published