Scientific visualization of 3-dimensional optimized stellarator configurations

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The design techniques and physics analysis of modern stellarator configurations for magnetic fusion research rely heavily on high performance computing and simulation. Stellarators, which are fundamentally 3-dimensional in nature, offer significantly more design flexibility than more symmetric devices such as the tokamak. By varying the outer boundary shape of the plasma, a variety of physics features, such as transport, stability, and heating efficiency can be optimized. Scientific visualization techniques are an important adjunct to this effort as they provide a necessary ergonomic link between the numerical results and the intuition of the human researcher. The authors have developed a variety ... continued below

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Spong, D.A. January 1, 1998.

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The design techniques and physics analysis of modern stellarator configurations for magnetic fusion research rely heavily on high performance computing and simulation. Stellarators, which are fundamentally 3-dimensional in nature, offer significantly more design flexibility than more symmetric devices such as the tokamak. By varying the outer boundary shape of the plasma, a variety of physics features, such as transport, stability, and heating efficiency can be optimized. Scientific visualization techniques are an important adjunct to this effort as they provide a necessary ergonomic link between the numerical results and the intuition of the human researcher. The authors have developed a variety of visualization techniques for stellarators which both facilitate the design optimization process and allow the physics simulations to be more readily understood.

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  • 16. international conference on numerical simulation of plasmas, Goleta, CA (United States), 10-12 Feb 1998

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  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--96406
  • Report No.: CONF-980217--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654101
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711131

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Spong, D.A. Scientific visualization of 3-dimensional optimized stellarator configurations, article, January 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711131/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.