Analysis of JT-60SA operational scenarios

L. Garzotti, E. Barbato, J. Garcia, N. Hayashi, I. Voitsekhovitch, G. Giruzzi, P. Maget, M. Romanelli, S. Saarelma, R. Stankiewitz, M. Yoshida, R. Zagórski

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Reference scenarios for the JT-60SA tokamak have been simulated with one-dimensional transport codes to assess the stationary state of the flat-top phase and provide a profile database for further physics studies (e.g. MHD stability, gyrokinetic analysis) and diagnostics design. The types of scenario considered vary from pulsed standard H-mode to advanced non-inductive steady-state plasmas. In this paper we present the results obtained with the ASTRA, CRONOS, JINTRAC and TOPICS codes equipped with the Bohm/gyro-Bohm, CDBM and GLF23 transport models. The scenarios analysed here are: a standard ELMy H-mode, a hybrid scenario and a non-inductive steady state plasma, with operational parameters from the JT-60SA research plan. Several simulations of the scenarios under consideration have been performed with the above mentioned codes and transport models. The results from the different codes are in broad agreement and the main plasma parameters generally agree well with the zero dimensional estimates reported previously. The sensitivity of the results to different transport models and, in some cases, to the ELM/pedestal model has been investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Article number026029
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Garzotti, L., Barbato, E., Garcia, J., Hayashi, N., Voitsekhovitch, I., Giruzzi, G., Maget, P., Romanelli, M., Saarelma, S., Stankiewitz, R., Yoshida, M., & Zagórski, R. (2018). Analysis of JT-60SA operational scenarios. Nuclear Fusion, 58(2), -. [026029].