Development of a real-time simulation tool towards self-consistent scenario of plasma start-up and sustainment on helical fusion reactor FFHR-d1

T. Goto, J. Miyazawa, R. Sakamoto, Y. Suzuki, C. Suzuki, R. Seki, S. Satake, B. Huang, M. Nunami, M. Yokoyama, A. Sagara

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Abstract

This study closely investigates the plasma operation scenario for the LHD-type helical reactor FFHR-d1 in view of MHD equilibrium/stability, neoclassical transport, alpha energy loss and impurity effect. In 1D calculation code that reproduces the typical pellet discharges in LHD experiments, we identify a self-consistent solution of the plasma operation scenario which achieves steady-state sustainment of the burning plasma with a fusion gain of Q ∼ 10 was found within the operation regime that has been already confirmed in LHD experiment. The developed calculation tool enables systematic analysis of the operation regime in real time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number066011
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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