Neoclassical flows and transport in nonaxisymmetric toroidal plasmas

K. C. Shaing, J. D. Callen

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The moment equation approach to neoclassical transport theory has been generalized to nonaxisymmetric toroidal systems under the assumption of the existence of magnetic surfaces. In particular, the parallel plasma flows and bootstrap current are calculated in both the Pfirsch-Schlüter and banana regimes. It is found that both parallel plasma flows and the bootstrap current can be reduced as the toroidal bumpiness increases in an otherwise axisymmetric system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3315-3326
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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