One-Dimensional Transport Code Modeling of the Divertor-Limiter Region in Tokamaks

J. M. Ogden, C. E. Singer, D. E. Post, R. V. Jensen, F. G.P. Seidl

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A model of the divertor-limiter scrapeoff region has been incorporated into the BALDUR one-dimensional tokamak transport code. Simulations of the proposed Toroidal Fusion Test Reactor (TFTR), and Poloidal Divertor (PDX) experiments and existing Alcator-A tokamak experiments have been carried out for ohmic and neutral beam heated cases. In particular, we have studied how the edge conditions and energy-loss mechanisms in PDX depend upon plasma density, and compared our results with analytic estimates. The sensitivity of the results to changes in the transport coefficients and scrapeoff model is discussed with particular reference to the power loading on the TFTR limiter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-282
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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