Simulations of steady-state scenarios for Tore Supra using the CRONOS code

V. Basiuk, J.F. Artaud, F. Imbeaux, X. Litaudon, A. Bécoulet, L.-G. Eriksson, G.T. Hoang, G.T.A. Huysmans, D. Mazon, D. Moreau, Y. Peysson

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Scenarios of steady-state, fully non-inductive current in Tore Supra are predicted using a package of simulation codes (CRONOS). The plasma equilibrium and transport are consistently calculated with the deposition of power. The achievement of high injected energy discharges up to 1 GJ is shown. Two main scenarios are considered: a low density regime with 90% non-inductive current driven by lower hybrid waves—lower hybrid current drive (LHCD)—and a high density regime combining LHCD and ion cyclotron resonance heating with a bootstrap current fraction up to 25%. The predictive simulations of existing discharges are also reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-830
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes


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