Integrated modelling of a JET type-I ELMy H-mode pulse and predictions for ITER-like wall scenarios

S. Wiesen, S. Brezinsek, Aaro Järvinen, T. Eich, W. Fundamenski, A. Huber, V. Parail, G. Corrigan, N. Hayashi, JET-EFDA contributors

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A baseline type-I ELMy H-mode JET tokamak discharge in low triangularity has been analysed using the JINTRAC integrated code suite to obtain a self-consistent description of the plasma edge dynamics and core plasma confinement. The inter- and intra-ELM transport model of JINTRAC has been adapted as such to match the experimental pre- and post-ELM plasma pedestal profiles and at the same time to recover the observed ELM dynamics in terms of ELM frequency, ELM energy loss, target ELM wetted area and target heat flows. The presented and validated modelling results for the JET all-carbon device reference case are utilized to predict a type-I ELMy H-mode for the JET ITER-like wall (ILW) assuming a full-tungsten divertor and beryllium main-chamber wall using JINTRAC. By keeping all relevant transport parameters fixed for the inter- and intra-ELM phase as in the all-carbon reference case it is observed that a moderate amount of seeded neon impurity is necessary to compensate for a similar level of radiation when carbon is absent in the system. The results of the ILW model setup are finally taken to estimate the total amount of tungsten particles eroded per ELM from the target plates. A rough estimate of the core radiative fraction due to W accumulation is given, predicting that no substantial impact on typical a JET ILW type-I ELMy H-mode discharge core plasma performance is expected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124039
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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