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Title: A Systematic Method for Verification and Validation of Gyrokinetic Microstability Codes

Abstract

My original proposal for the period Feb. 15, 2014 through Feb. 14, 2017 called for an integrated validation and verification effort carried out by myself with collaborators. The validation component would require experimental profile and power-balance analysis. In addition, it would require running the gyrokinetic codes varying the input profiles within experimental uncertainties to seek agreement with experiment before discounting a code as invalidated. Therefore, validation would require a major increase of effort over my previous grant periods which covered only code verification (code benchmarking). Consequently, I had requested full-time funding. Instead, I am being funded at somewhat less than half time (5 calendar months per year). As a consequence, I decided to forego the validation component and to only continue the verification efforts.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Fourth State Research, Austin, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fourth State Research, Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1408729
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-08ER54978
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Bravenec, Ronald. A Systematic Method for Verification and Validation of Gyrokinetic Microstability Codes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1408729.
Bravenec, Ronald. A Systematic Method for Verification and Validation of Gyrokinetic Microstability Codes. United States. doi:10.2172/1408729.
Bravenec, Ronald. Tue . "A Systematic Method for Verification and Validation of Gyrokinetic Microstability Codes". United States. doi:10.2172/1408729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1408729.
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author = {Bravenec, Ronald},
abstractNote = {My original proposal for the period Feb. 15, 2014 through Feb. 14, 2017 called for an integrated validation and verification effort carried out by myself with collaborators. The validation component would require experimental profile and power-balance analysis. In addition, it would require running the gyrokinetic codes varying the input profiles within experimental uncertainties to seek agreement with experiment before discounting a code as invalidated. Therefore, validation would require a major increase of effort over my previous grant periods which covered only code verification (code benchmarking). Consequently, I had requested full-time funding. Instead, I am being funded at somewhat less than half time (5 calendar months per year). As a consequence, I decided to forego the validation component and to only continue the verification efforts.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
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