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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Flux-surface averaged radial transport in toroidal plasmas with magnetic islands

25 Oct 2018, 14:00
4h 45m
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Poster P6 Posters


Dr Daniel López-Bruna (EsLNF)


In toroidal magnetic confinement fusion research, one-dimensional (1D) transport models rely on one radial coordinate that labels nested toroidal flux surfaces. The presence of magnetic islands in the magnetic geometry does not impede making 1D transport calculations if the island regions are excluded and then, if necessary, treated separately. In this work we show a simple way to modify the flux-surface coordinate and corresponding metric coefficients when an island region is excluded. Comparison with the metrics obtained from Poincaré plots are shown, as well as applications to two types of plasma: Heliac (TJ-II, CIEMAT, Spain), where the geometrical effects alone cannot explain the experimental results when islands move throughout minor radius; and Heliotron (LHD, NIFS, Japan), where we estimate the effect of possible heat losses in flux-gradient relations.
Paper Number TH/P6-12
Country or International Organization Spain

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