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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 9, 3403045 (2014)

Regular Articles

Study of Plasma Equilibrium Control for JT-60SA using MECS
Yoshiaki MIYATA, Takahiro SUZUKI, Shunsuke IDE and Hajime URANO
Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 801-1 Mukoyama, Naka, Ibaraki 311-0193, Japan
(Received 6 December 2013 / Accepted 12 March 2014 / Published 7 May 2014)


A magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium control simulator (MECS) has been developed to study the techniques of plasma equilibrium control in JT-60SA. The new modules of the plasma shape reconstruction, power supply, and simulated poloidal field coils are incorporated into MECS to simulate plasma equilibrium control considering the power supply capability and the influence of the identification error between the actual and reconstructed plasma boundary, just as in a real plasma experiment. The MECS uses the Cauchy condition surface (CCS) method for plasma shape reconstruction. Plasma equilibrium control is demonstrated during the heating phase along with the CCS method and power supply capability.


JT-60SA, MECS, plasma equilibrium control, Cauchy condition surface method, isoflux technique

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.9.3403045


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Yoshiaki MIYATA, Takahiro SUZUKI, Shunsuke IDE and Hajime URANO, Plasma Fusion Res. 9, 3403045 (2014).