ITER-FEAT reverse shear simulations with a non-linear MHD equilibrium code

A. Beghi, M. Cavinato, A. Cenedese, D. Ciscato, G. Marchiori, A. Portone

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In this paper, some aspects related to the plasma magnetic control of the reverse shear configuration envisaged for the ITER operation are analysed. Firstly, initial plasma equilibria have been computed and some open loop simulations are run to compare nominal and reverse shear regime paying particular attention to control relevant quantities, such as vertical instability growth time. Then a linear model is derived for each configuration to study the coupling of the plasma with the passive structures, which is a key feature in the design of feedback stabilization controllers. Finally, linear open loop plasma response is evaluated and the results compared with the non-linear simulations. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777 - 782
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
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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Beghi, A., Cavinato, M., Cenedese, A., Ciscato, D., Marchiori, G., & Portone, A. (2001). ITER-FEAT reverse shear simulations with a non-linear MHD equilibrium code. Fusion Engineering and Design, 56-57, 777 - 782.