A numerical analysis of reversed field pinch equilibrium with energy transport and dynamo electric field

S.C. Guo, C. Lo Surdo, R. Paccagnella

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Reversed field pinch equilibria have been numerically studied on the basis of a set of stationary dissipative MHD equations, where mass, momentum and energy conservation, Ohm's law and perpendicular heat transport are included. Moreover, an effective dynamo electric field ε is taken into account. The equilibrium magnetic field B, plasma temperature T and pressure p, as well as some associated fields are determined consistently by this system. Two types of dynamo model ε = α·B, with α either a scalar (isotropic-α model) or a tensor (symmetric hyperbolic tensor-α model), have been used and are discussed. The results are found to be in good agreement with the experimental measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147 - 1160
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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