Transport simulation of ITER (International Thermonuclear Engineering Reactor) startup Metadata

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  • Main Title Transport simulation of ITER (International Thermonuclear Engineering Reactor) startup


  • Author: Attenberger, S.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Houlberg, W.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE/ER


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee


  • Creation: 1989-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The present International Thermonuclear Engineering Reactor (ITER) reference configurations are the Technology Phase,'' in which the plasma current is maintained noninductively at a subignition density, and the Physics Phase,'' which is ignited but requires inductive maintenance of the current. The WHIST 1.5-D transport code is used to evaluate the volt-second requirements of both configurations. A slow current ramp (60-80's) is required for fixed-radius startup in ITER to avoid hollow current density profiles. To reach the operating point requires about 203 V{center dot}s for the Technology Phase (18 MA) and about 270 V{center dot}s for the Physics Phase (22 MA). The resistive losses can be reduced with expanding-radius startup. 5 refs., 4 figs.
  • Physical Description: Pages: (3 p)


  • Keyword: Electron Density
  • Keyword: Tokamak Devices 700101* -- Fusion Energy-- Plasma Research-- Confinement, Heating, & Production
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion Technology
  • Keyword: Current Density
  • Keyword: Plasma Simulation
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Thermonuclear Devices
  • Keyword: Electron Temperature
  • Keyword: Closed Plasma Devices
  • Keyword: Iter Tokamak
  • Keyword: Transport Theory


  • Conference: 13. international symposium on fusion engineering, Knoxville, TN (USA), 2-6 Oct 1989


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE90000503
  • Report No.: CONF-891007-2
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5638553
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093721


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; OSTI; INIS; GPO Dep.