The implementation of a toroidal limiter model into the gyrokinetic gode ELMFIRE

S. Leerink (Corresponding Author), Jukka A. Heikkinen, S. J. Janhunen, T. P. Kiviniemi, M. Nora, F. Ogando

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The ELMFIRE full f nonlinear gyrokinetic simulation code has been developed for calculations of plasma evolution and dynamics of turbulence in tokamak geometry. The code is applicable for calculations of strong perturbations in particle distribution function, rapid transients and steep gradients in plasma. Benchmarking against experimental reflectometry data from the FT2 tokamak [1,2,3] is being discussed and in this paper a model for comparison and studying poloidal velocity is presented. To make the ELMFIRE code suitable for scrape of layer simulations a simplified toroidal limiter model has been implemented. The model will be discussed and first results are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
Event11th International Workshop on Plasma Edge Theory in Fusion Devices -
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


  • Gyrokinetic simulations
  • Doppler reflectometry
  • Poloidal velocity
  • Scrape of layer modeling


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