Application of the RTP transport model to the JET tokamak

A.M.R. Schilham, G.M.D. Hogeweij, N.J. Lopes Cardozo, V.V. Parail, C. Gormezano

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The peculiarities of the electron temperature profile under dominant on- and off-axis heating in the Rijnhuizen Tokamak Project (RTP) were successfully described by a 'shell model'. This model features electron transport barriers that are associated with simple rational values of the safety factor. In the present work, this model is tested against JET data. To this end, the model is incorporated into the JETTO code, which is used to simulate JET optimized shear discharges with pronounced electron transport barriers. It is found that the model is successful in reproducing the time and location of barrier formation, as well as the subsequent evolution of barrier location and strength.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581 - 590
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Schilham, A. M. R., Hogeweij, G. M. D., Lopes Cardozo, N. J., Parail, V. V., & Gormezano, C. (2002). Application of the RTP transport model to the JET tokamak. Nuclear Fusion, 42(5), 581 - 590.