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Simplified Modeling Of Tokamak Plasmas In A Computational Electromagnetic Environment

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030291

Volume

62

Pages

12

Published

2003

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656.88 kb

Author(s)

J. Sakellaris

Abstract

Simplified modeling of tokamak plasmas in a computational electromagnetic environment J . Sakellaris Department of Engineering and Management of Energy Resources, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract During the decade of the '90s much theoretical research and technical development was carried out in the area of correctly modeling eddy currents appearing in tokamak devices by using 3 Dimensional (3D) models. Further computer modeling must be undertaken taking into account the whole spectrum of aspects of plasma modeling in tokamaks: MagnetoHydroDynamic (MHD) description of plasma interacting with the plasma facing components (pfc) of a tokamak structure. However, a cornerstone on developing such an approach is a correct, although simplified, description of the problem in purely EM terms. A contribution toward this guiding line is the ambition of the author of this paper. 1 Introduction At the beginning, some remarks on fusion and the environment will be given due to the fact t

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