Comparison study of fast responses in confined plasmas with diffusivity models

Takuya Iwasaki, Sanae I. Itoh, Masatoshi Yagi, Kimitaka Itoh

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An equation which includes the non-local effect in the heat flux is introduced to study the transient transport phenomena. A non-local heat flux, which is expressed in terms of the integral equation, is superimposed on the conventional form of the heat flux. This model is applied to describe the fast responses in the transition from Low confinement mode (L-mode) to High confinement mode (H-mode) and in the heating power switching. Examples of diffusivity models are chosen, i.e., constant, Bohm and Rebut-Lallia-Watkins (RLW) model and the comparison study is done. A small fraction of non-local component in the heat flux is found to be very effective in reducing the response time. Independent of the diffusivity models, the fast transient transport in the heat pulse propagation is reproduced based on this non-local model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-728
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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