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1 SAIC 2 Lehigh University Bethlehem 3 MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4 General Atomics 5 JET-UKAEA 6 FZK-PL-Fusion 7 Tech-X 8 SIIT 9 Hydro-Quebec 10 INRS - Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique Québec

Abstract : Recent advances in the integrated modeling of ELMy H-mode plasmas are presented. A model for the H-mode pedestal and for the triggering of ELMs predicts the height, width, and shape of the H-mode pedestal and the frequency and width of ELMs. Formation of the pedestal and the L-H transition is the direct result of ExB flow shear suppression of anomalous transport. The periodic ELM crashes are triggered by either the ballooning or peeling MHD instabilities. The BALOO, DCON, and ELITE ideal MHD stability codes are used to derive a new parametric expression for the peeling-ballooning threshold. The new dependence for the peeling-ballooning threshold is implemented in the ASTRA transport code. Results of integrated modeling of DIII-D like discharges are presented and compared with experimental observations. The results from the ideal MHD stability codes are compared with results from the resistive MHD stability code NIMROD.

Author: A.Y. Pankin - G. Bateman - D.P. Brennan - D.D. Schnack - P.B. Snyder - Irina Voitsekhovitch - A.H. Kritz - G. Janeschitz - S. Kru

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/


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