Vertical displacement events simulations for tokamak plasmas

R. Paccagnella, M. Cavinato, T. Bolzonella, S. Ortolani, G. Pautasso, W. Schneider, V. Lukash, R. Khayrutdinov, H.R. Strauss

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This paper presents a study on the so called vertical displacement events (VDEs) in elongated and diverted tokamak plasmas. The study is carried out using two numerical codes: DINA for the two-dimension (2D) and M3D for the three-dimension (3D) simulations, respectively. The DINA simulations are compared with the experimental data taken from some ASDEX-U disruptive events. A realistic (ITER relevant) equilibrium is considered for the M3D simulations. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589 - 593
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
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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Paccagnella, R., Cavinato, M., Bolzonella, T., Ortolani, S., Pautasso, G., Schneider, W., ... Strauss, H. R. (2005). Vertical displacement events simulations for tokamak plasmas. Fusion Engineering and Design, 75-79(SUPPL.), 589 - 593.