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Author Uckan, N.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1993
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Electronic design automation and methodology ♦ Ignition ♦ Helium ♦ Guidelines ♦ Plasma confinement ♦ Physics ♦ Plasma temperature ♦ Steady-state ♦ Safety ♦ Coils
Abstract Confinement capability of the ITER-EDA (R=7.75 m, I=25 MA) operational scenarios is evaluated and compared with the ITER CDA (R=6 m, 22 MA). The ignition capability of ITER EDA is somewhat higher than that of CDA by a factor of 1.1-1.2 with empirical power law scalings and by a factor of 1.5-2 with offset linear scalings. Simulations with the RLW /spl chi/(/spl nabla/T/sub e/)/sub crit/ model show that both the EDA and CDA scenarios operates in L-mode, however CDA ignition margin is much smaller. With empirical scalings, the required L-mode confinement enhancement factor [H=/spl tau//sub E///spl tau//sub E/(scaling)] corresponding to, for example, ITER89-P L-mode scaling would be 1.5-1.6 in ITER EDA relative to 1.8 in CDA for 10% He (plus 1% Be) concentration. At a higher concentration of He of 20-25%, the confinement capability is deteriorated and the required confinement enhancement factor (over empirical L-mode scalings) is /spl ges/2. The Ohmic confinement time is a factor of two higher in the EDA design (as compared to the CDA), yielding a strong reduction in the auxiliary power required to reach ignition. In 1.5-D simulations with L-mode enhancement factors of H/spl ges/1.2 allowed ohmic ignition with 25 MA, ignition was aided by initially peaked density profiles (and low He content) during the start-up.
Description Author affiliation: Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., TN, USA (Uckan, N.A.)
ISBN 0780314123
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-10-11
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 432.01 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 183
Ending Page 186

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library