Eddy current-adjusted plasma shape reconstruction by Cauchy condition surface method on QUEST

K. Nakamura, Y. Jiang, X. L. Liu, O. Mitarai, K. Kurihara, Y. Kawamata, M. Sueoka, M. Hasegawa, K. Tokunaga, H. Zushi, K. Hanada, A. Fujisawa, M. Sakamoto, H. Idei, S. Kawasaki, H. Nakashima, A. Higashijima, K. Araki

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CCS (Cauchy Condition Surface) method is a numerical approach to reproduce plasma shape, which has good precision in conventional tokamaks. In order to apply it in plasma shape reproduction of ST (Spherical Tokamak), the calculation precision of the CCS method in a spherical tokamak CPD (Compact PWI experimental Device) (Bt = 0.25 T, R = 0.3 m, a = 0.2 m) has been analyzed. The precision was confirmed also in ST and decided to be applied to a spherical tokamak QUEST (Bt = 0.25 T, R = 0.68 m, a = 0.40 m). In present stage from the magnetic measurement, it is known that the eddy current effect is large in QUEST experiment, and there are no special magnetic measurements for eddy current now, so some proper model should be selected to evaluate the eddy current effect. The eddy current density by not only CS (Center Solenoid) coil but also plasma current is calculated using EDDYCAL (JAEA). The eddy current magnitudes are taken as unknown variables and solved together with plasma shape reconstruction in ohmic discharge and ECCD (Electron Cyclotron Current Drive) discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1080-1084
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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