Resistive wall mode control code maturity: Progress and specific examples

Yueqiang Liu, M. S. Chu, W. F. Guo, F. Villone, R. Albanese, G. Ambrosino, M. Baruzzo, T. Bolzonella, I. T. Chapman, A. M. Garofalo, C. G. Gimblett, R. J. Hastie, T. C. Hender, G. L. Jackson, R. J. La Haye, M. J. Lanctot, Y. In, G. Marchiori, M. Okabayashi, R. PaccagnellaM. Furno Palumbo, A. Pironti, H. Reimerdes, G. Rubinacci, A. Soppelsa, E. J. Strait, S. Ventre, D. Yadykin

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Two issues of the resistive wall mode (RWM) control code maturity are addressed: the inclusion of advanced mode damping physics beyond the ideal MHD description, and the possibility of taking into account the influence of 3D features of the conducting structures on the mode stability and control. Examples of formulations and computational results are given, using the MARS-F/K codes and the CarMa code. The MARS-K calculations for a DIII-D plasma shows that the fast ion contributions, which can give additional drift kinetic stabilization in the perturbative approach, also drive an extra unstable branch of mode in the self-consistent kinetic modelling. The CarMa modelling for the ITER steady state advanced plasmas shows about 20% reduction in the RWMgrowth rate by the volumetric blanket modules. The multi-mode analysis predicts a weak interaction between the n = 0 and the n = 1 RWMs, due to the 3D ITER walls. The CarMa code is also successfully applied to model the realistic feedback experiments in RFX.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104002
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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