Blob dynamics in the TORPEX experiment: a multi-code validation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

Three-dimensional and two-dimensional seeded blob simulations are performed with five different fluid models, all based on the drift-reduced Braginskii equations, and the numerical results are compared among themselves and validated against experimental measurements provided by the TORPEX device (Fasoli et al 2006 Phys. Plasmas 13 055902). The five models are implemented in four simulation codes, typically used to simulate the plasma dynamics in the tokamak scrape-off layer, namely BOUT++ (Dudson et al 2009 Comput. Phys. Commun. 180 1467), GBS (Ricci et al 2012 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 54 124047), HESEL (Nielsen et al 2015 Phys. Lett. A 379 3097), and TOKAM3X (Tamain et al 2014 Contrib. Plasma Phys. 54 555). Three blobs with different velocities and different stability properties are simulated. The differences observed among the simulation results and the different levels of agreement with experimental measurements are investigated, increasing our confidence in our simulation tools and shedding light on the blob dynamics. The comparisons demonstrate that the radial blob dynamics observed in the three-dimensional simulations is in good agreement with experimental measurements and that, in the present experimental scenario, the two-dimensional model derived under the assumption of ${{k}_{\parallel}}=0$ is able to recover the blob dynamics observed in the three-dimensional simulations. Moreover, it is found that an accurate measurement of the blob temperature is important to perform reliable seeded blob simulations.

Författare

F Riva

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

C Colin

Aix-Marseille Université

J Denis

CEA/DSM/IRFM

Aix-Marseille Université

L Easy

University of York

Culham Science Centre

I Furno

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

J Madsen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

F Militello

Culham Science Centre

V Naulin

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

A Nielsen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

J Olsen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

John Omotani

Culham Science Centre

J Rasmussen

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

P Ricci

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

E Serre

Aix-Marseille Université

P Tamain

CEA/DSM/IRFM

C Theiler

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

0741-3335 (ISSN) 1361-6587 (eISSN)

Vol. 58 4 044005-

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Energi

Fundament

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Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

DOI

10.1088/0741-3335/58/4/044005

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