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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Guo, S. C., Lo Surdo, C., & Paccagnella, R. (1997). A numerical analysis of reversed field pinch equilibrium with energy transport and dynamo electric field. Nuclear Fusion, 37(8), 1147 - 1160. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/37/8/I09