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Author Hatcher, R.E. ♦ Okabayashi, M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Coils ♦ Shape ♦ Magnetic fields ♦ Magnetic analysis ♦ Feedback ♦ Plasma devices ♦ Physics ♦ Tokamaks ♦ Geometry ♦ Uncertainty
Abstract Stabilization of the resistive wall mode (RWM) is seen by fusion researchers as central to the ability to operate modern experimental devices in advanced tokamak (AT) regimes. On DIII-D first the external "C-" and now the internal "I-coil" arrays have been used in both static and dynamic RWM stabilization experiments. A suite of analysis routines was developed to analyze the magnetic fields produced by these two coil systems in realistic three-dimensional (3D) geometries. With these routines we are able to look at possible operating scenarios of the coil arrays, individually or in combination, and compare the fields produced by the coils to mode patterns from theoretical ideal-MHD calculations. These types of analyses can be an extremely valuable tool during the coil system commissioning and experiment startup process where there are uncertainties regarding installation details and connection of the various hardware components that comprise the complete system.
Description Author affiliation: Princeton Plasma Phys. Lab., NJ, USA (Hatcher, R.E.; Okabayashi, M.)
ISBN 078037908X
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-10-14
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 645.73 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 606
Ending Page 609


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library