A tool to support the construction of reliable disruption databases

A. Pau, B. Cannas, A. Fanni, G. Sias, M. Baruzzo, A. Murari, G. Pautasso, M. Tsalas

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An algorithm for detection and automatic calculation of disruption main quantities has been proposed and tested on the discharges of recent campaigns in both JET and ASDEX Upgrade. The purpose of this paper is to describe a tool to support the construction of a reliable database, which is theoretically applicable to a wide variety of tokamaks and can support the operators in a very time consuming activity, reducing significantly the possibility of human errors. The algorithm performs its calculations on the basis of common and well defined criteria discussed with the Plasma and Control Operation Groups of the considered devices. Moreover, being the algorithm fully parameterized, it can be easily customized to other tokamaks and/or used for statistical purposes, according to criteria adopted in the framework of each study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139 - 153
Number of pages15
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Pau, A., Cannas, B., Fanni, A., Sias, G., Baruzzo, M., Murari, A., Pautasso, G., & Tsalas, M. (2017). A tool to support the construction of reliable disruption databases. Fusion Engineering and Design, 125, 139 - 153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.10.003