Interpretative and predictive modelling of Joint European Torus collisionality scans

Frida Eriksson, Emil Fransson, Michael Oberparleiter, Henrik Nordman, P. Strand, A. Salmi, T. Tala

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Transport modelling of Joint European Torus (JET) dimensionless collisionality scaling experiments in various operational scenarios is presented. Interpretative simulations at a fixed radial position are combined with predictive JETTO simulations of temperatures and densities, using the TGLF transport model. The model includes electromagnetic effects and collisions as well as E×B shear in Miller geometry. Focus is on particle transport and the role of the neutral beam injection (NBI) particle source for the density peaking. The experimental 3-point collisionality scans include L-mode, and H-mode (D and H and higher beta D plasma) plasmas in a total of 12 discharges. Experimental results presented in (Tala et al 2017 44th EPS Conf.) indicate that for the H-mode scans, the NBI particle source plays an important role for the density peaking, whereas for the L-mode scan, the influence of the particle source is small. In general, both the interpretative and predictive transport simulations support the experimental conclusions on the role of the NBI particle source for the 12 JET discharges.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115004
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • gyro-fluid
  • ITG
  • modelling
  • particle transport
  • turbulence

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