Baldur: A one-dimensional plasma transport code

C. E. Singer, D. E. Post, D. R. Mikkelsen, M. H. Redi, A. McKenney, A. Silverman, F. G.P. Seidl, P. H. Rutherford, R. J. Hawryluk, W. D. Langer, L. Foote, D. B. Heifetz, W. A. Houlberg, M. H. Hughes, R. V. Jensen, G. Lister, J. Ogden

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A version of the BALDUR plasma transport code which calculates the evolution of plasma parameters is documented. This version uses an MHD equilibrium which can be approximated by concentric circular flux surfaces. Transport of up to six species of ionized particles, of electron and ion energy, and of poloidal magnetic field is computed. A wide variety of source terms are calculated including those due to neutral gas, fusion and auxiliary heating. The code is primarily designed for modelling tokamak plasmas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-398
Number of pages124
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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