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Title: Fusion power production in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor baseline H-mode scenarios

Self-consistent simulations of 15 MA ITER H-mode DT scenarios, from ramp-up through flat-top, are carried out. Electron and ion temperatures, toroidal angular frequency, and currents are evolved, in simulations carried out using the predictive TRANSPort and integrated modeling code starting with initial profiles and equilibria obtained from tokamak simulation code studies. Studies are carried out examining the dependence and sensitivity of fusion power production on electron density, argon impurity concentration, choice of radio frequency heating, pedestal temperature without and with E × B flow shear effects included, and the degree of plasma rotation. The goal of these whole-device ITER simulations is to identify dependencies that might impact ITER fusion performance.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015 (United States)
  2. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States)
  3. Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408319
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ABUNDANCE; ARGON; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; D-T REACTORS; ELECTRON DENSITY; H-MODE PLASMA CONFINEMENT; IMPURITIES; ITER TOKAMAK; PLASMA; POWER GENERATION; RADIATION HEATING; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; ROTATING PLASMA; SENSITIVITY; SHEAR; TRANSPORT THEORY