Nonlinear 3D MHD asymmetric vertical displacement disruption simulations have been performed using JET equilibrium reconstruction initial data. Several experimentally measured quantities are compared with the simulation. These include vertical displacement, halo current, toroidal current asymmetry, and toroidal rotation. The experimental data and the simulations are in reasonable agreement. Also compared was the correlation of the toroidal current asymmetry and the vertical displacement asymmetry. The Noll relation between asymmetric wall force and vertical current moment is verified in the simulations. Also verified is the toroidal flux asymmetry. Although in many ways, JET is a good predictor of ITER disruption behavior, JET and ITER can be in different parameter regimes, and extrapolating from JET data can overestimate the ITER wall force.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
Strauss, H., Joffrin, E., Riccardo, V., Breslau, J., & Paccagnella, R. (2017). Comparison of JET AVDE disruption data with M3D simulations and implications for ITER. Physics of Plasmas, 24(10), -. . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5004692