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To ensure optimal plasma performance at high Qfus for the baseline scenario foreseen for the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER), fuelling requirements, in particular for non-stationary phases, need to be assessed by means of integrated modelling due to different expected fuelling behaviour and additional challenges that need to be…

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The operation of a tokamak designed to test the sustainability of a thermonuclear grade plasma like the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER) presents several challenges. Among them is the necessity of fuelling the plasma to reach the density required to generate enough fusion power to achieve Q = 10 and, at the same time, to protect th…

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ITER operations require effective fuelling of the core plasma for conditions in which neutral dynamics through the scrape-off layer (SOL) is expected to affect significantly the efficiency of gas penetration. On the basis of previous analysis for stationary conditions, pellets are foreseen to provide core fuelling of high-Q DT scenarios. In this pa…

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Self-consistent transport simulation of ITER scenarios is a very important tool for the exploration of the operational space and for scenario optimisation. It also provides an assessment of the compatibility of developed scenarios (which include fast transient events) with machine constraints, in particular with the poloidal field (PF) coil system,…


Two issues of the resistive wall mode (RWM) control code maturity are addressed: the inclusion of advanced mode damping physics beyond the ideal MHD description, and the possibility of taking into account the influence of 3D features of the conducting structures on the mode stability and control. Examples of formulations and computational results a…


Self-consistent computations are carried out to study the stability of the resistive wall mode RWM in DIII-D J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42 , 614 2002 plasmas with slow plasma rotation, using the hybrid kinetic-magnetohydrodynamic code MARS-K [Y. Q. Liu and et al. , Phys. Plasmas 15 , 112503 (2008)]. Based on kinetic resonances between the mode and t…