EDGE2D-EIRENE simulations of the impact of poloidal flux expansion on the radiative divertor performance in JET

B. Viola, G. Calabró, A.E. Jaervinen, I. Lupelli, F. Maviglia, S. Wiesen, M. Wischmeier, J.E.T. Contributors

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Abstract

In the past at JET, with the MkI divertor, a systematic study of the influence of X-point height and poloidal flux expansion has been conducted [1,2] showing minor differences in the radiation distribution, whereas in [3] experiment and simulations have shown enhancement of detachment as the flux expansion was increased. More recently at JET, equipped with the ITER-like wall (ILW), radiative seeded scenarios have been studied and a maximum radiation fraction 75% has been achieved. EDGE2D-EIRENE [4–6] simulations [7,8] have already shown that the divertor heat fluxes can be reduced with N2 injection, qualitatively consistent with experimental observations [9], by adjusting the impurity injection rate to reproduce the measured divertor radiation. In this paper we will present edge predictive simulations on the assessment of effects of poloidal flux expansion and recycling on radiation distribution and X-point peaking on JET-ILW nitrogen seeded plasmas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786 - 790
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Materials and Energy
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Viola, B., Calabró, G., Jaervinen, A. E., Lupelli, I., Maviglia, F., Wiesen, S., ... Contributors, J. E. T. (2017). EDGE2D-EIRENE simulations of the impact of poloidal flux expansion on the radiative divertor performance in JET. Nuclear Materials and Energy, 12, 786 - 790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nme.2017.07.004