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  • Main Title Tokamak fusion reactor start-up simulation


  • Author: Ling, K.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Jardin, S.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Perkins, F.W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory.
    Place of Publication: New Jersey
    Additional Info: Princeton Univ., NJ (USA). Plasma Physics Lab.


  • Creation: 1986-02-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A simulation code TSEC (Time-dependent Spectral Equilibrium Code) has been developed to model the axisymmetric evolution of a tokamak on the resistive (L/R) time scale of the external coils, conductors, or shell. The electromagnetic interaction between the plasma and the external circuit is taken into account in a self-consistent manner. TSEC is Lagrangian and utilizes magnetic flux coordinates with spectral decomposition in the angle variable theta. The plasma is modeled as a finite-size, zero-inertia, finite-pressure fluid which adjusts its position and shape to remain in free-boundary equilibrium consistent with the currents in the external circuits. At the heart of TSEC is a fast method of calculating the self-consistent free-boundary plasma equilibrium at each time step which is based on the minimization of a certain mean-square error. 3 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 25


  • Keyword: Differential Equations
  • Keyword: Heating
  • Keyword: Plasma Heating
  • Keyword: Thermonuclear Devices 700101* -- Fusion Energy-- Plasma Research-- Confinement, Heating, & Production
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion Technology
  • Keyword: Computerized Simulation
  • Keyword: Start-Up
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Joule Heating
  • Keyword: Partial Differential Equations
  • Keyword: Grad-Shafranov Equation
  • Keyword: Plasma Density
  • Keyword: Electric Heating
  • Keyword: Closed Plasma Devices
  • Keyword: Tokamak Devices
  • Keyword: Resistance Heating
  • Keyword: Equations


  • Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE86007536
  • Report No.: PPPL-2306
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/6138854
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6138854
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1112980


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.