One of the important topics of plasma equilibrium issue in a tokamak is to determine and reconstruct the magnetic iso-flux surfaces using plasma boundary condition (in Shafranov, Sov Phys JETP Engl Transl 37:775, 1960). The equilibrium code ODIN is based on the technique using the multi-polar moments method (in Alladio and Crisanti, Nuclear Fusion 26:1143, 1986) which results from homogeneous solution of the Grad-Shafranov equation. This method is used to reconstruct the magnetic flux and equilibrium in the Frascati Tokamak Upgrade experiment. The real-time reconstruction of the magnetic field map is important to compute quantities necessary to control the plasma. In this paper we address the procedure to perform real-time reconstruction of the magnetic flux (based on ODIN) on RTAI virtual machine. As result of the real-time implementation, we will show the time evolution of the reconstructed magnetic iso-flux surfaces. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
Sadeghi, Y. (2012). Procedure to perform real-time reconstruction of the magnetic flux in FTU using RTAI virtual machine. Journal of Fusion Energy, 31(3), 262 - 268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10894-011-9465-5