UKAEA Journals

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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)82

Non-linear MHD simulations play an essential role in active research and understanding of tokamak plasmas for fusion energy. The development of MHD codes like JOREK is a key aspect of this research effort. In this paper, we present a fully-working version of the full-MHD model in JOREK, a significant advancement from the reduced-MHD model used f…

Preprint Published
2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)129

Typically applied to non-linear simulations of MHD instabilities relevant to magnetically confined fusion, the JOREK code was originally developed with a 2D grid composed of isoparametric bi-cubic Bezier finite elements, that are aligned to the magnetic equilibrium of tokamak plasmas. To improve the applicability of these simulations, the grid-gene…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)07

ELM simulations for the MAST-U Super-X tokamak have been obtained, using the JOREK code. The JOREK visco-resistive MHD model has been used to obtain comparisons of divertor configurations. The simulations show a factor 10 decrease in the peak heat flux to the outer target of the Super-X in comparison to a conventional divertor configuration. A roll…

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)60

Toroidal Alfven Eigenmode (TAE) excitation can be caused by fusion-born or Ion Cyclotron Resonance and neutral beam heating fast particles through wave-particle resonance. TAEs may affect fast particle confinement, reduce heating and current drive efficiency, cause damage to the first wall, and decrease overall plasma performance. Excitation of TA…

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)39

Fusion is one of very few options for sustainable, baseload power to the grid that is necessary to meet the energy needs of future generations. The tokamak is the most advanced approach to fusion and, with the construction of ITER, we are approaching power plant conditions. While commercialisation of this key technology is a main driver for tokamak…

Preprint Published
2017
CCFE-PR(17)13

Future devices like JT-60SA, ITER and DEMO require quantitative predictions of pedestal density and temperature levels, as well as inter-ELM and ELM divertor heat fluxes, in order to improve global confinement capabilities while preventing divertor erosion/melting in the planning of future experiments. Such predictions can be obtained from dedicate…

Preprint Published
2016
CCFE-PR(16)18

A subset of JET ITER-like wall (ILW) discharges, combining electron density and temperature as well as divertor heat flux measurements, has been collected for the validation of non-linear MHD simulations of Edge-Localised-Modes (ELMs). This permits a quantitative comparison of simulation results against experiments, which is required for the valida…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)11

Sustained Edge Localised Mode (ELM) mitigation has been achieved on MAST and AUG using RMPs with various toroidal mode numbers over a wide range of low to medium collisionality discharges. The ELM energy loss and peak heat loads at the divertor targets have been reduced. The ELM mitigation phase is typically associated with a drop in plasma density…

Preprint Published
2015
CCFE-PR(15)106

Recent measurements of microwave and x-ray emission during edge localized mode (ELM) activity in tokamak plasmas provide a fresh perspective on ELM physics. It is evident that electron kinetics, which are not incorporated in standard (fluid) models for the instability that drives ELMs, play a key role in the new observations. These effects should b…

Preprint Published
2014

The type I ELMy H-mode is the baseline operating scenario for ITER. While it is known that the type I ELM ultimately results from the peeling-ballooning instability, there is growing experimental evidence that a mode grows up before the ELM crash that may modify the edge plasma, which then leads to the ELM event due to the peeling-ballooning mode. …

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