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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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2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)102

Modification of the external tearing index, Δ’ext , by magnetic feedback is analytically investigated, for the purpose of controlling the resistive plasma resistive wall mode (RP-RWM). The matching method is pursued, by deriving expressions for the close-loop Δ’ext and by linking it to the counterpart from the inner layer. Various…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)121

Effects of parallel and poloidal flows, as well as the flow shear, on the resistive wall mode (RWM) instability have been numerically investigated in toroidally rotating plasmas, utilizing a recently updated version of the MARS-F code (Liu Y Q et al 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681). A significant difference between these flow…

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2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)18

A numerical survey of the plasma response in ASDEX Upgrade ELM control experiments is conducted, to clarify the role of triangularity in the suppression mechanism. The pedestal pressure increases with triangularity consistent with previous work [2], which modestly boosts the peeling response. However, the peeling response decreases with increasi…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(18)61

Effects of toroidal plasma flow, magnetic drift kinetic damping as well as feedback control, on the resistive wall mode instability in HL-2M tokamak are numerically investigated, using the linear stability codes MARS-F/K (Liu Y Q et al 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681, Liu Y Q et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15…

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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…

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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

A non-perturbative magnetohydrodynamic-kinetic hybrid formulation is developed and implemented into the MARS-K code [Liu et al., Phys. Plasmas 15, 112503 (2008)] that takes into account the anisotropy and asymmetry [Graves et al., Nature Commun. 3, 624 (2012)] of the equilibrium distribution of energetic particles (EPs) in particle pitch angle spac…

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2014

Systematic comparison and numerical benchmarking have been successfully carried out among three different approaches of neoclassical toroidal viscosity (NTV) theory and the corresponding codes: IPEC-PENT is developed based on the combined NTV theory but without geometric simplifications [Park et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 065002 (2009)]; MARS-Q inc…

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