3D simulations of gas puff effects on edge plasma and ICRF coupling in JET
García Muñoz, Manuel
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y Nuclear|
|Published in||Nuclear Fusion, 57 (5), 056042-.|
|Abstract||Recent JET (ITER-Like Wall) experiments have shown that the fueling gas puffed from
different locations of the vessel can result in different scrape-off layer (SOL) density profiles
and therefore different radio frequency ...
Recent JET (ITER-Like Wall) experiments have shown that the fueling gas puffed from different locations of the vessel can result in different scrape-off layer (SOL) density profiles and therefore different radio frequency (RF) coupling. To reproduce the experimental observations, to understand the associated physics and to optimize the gas puff methods, we have carried out three-dimensional (3D) simulations with the EMC3-EIRENE code in JET-ILW including a realistic description of the vessel geometry and the gas injection modules (GIMs) configuration. Various gas puffing methods have been investigated, in which the location of gas fueling is the only variable parameter. The simulation results are in quantitative agreement with the experimental measurements. They confirm that compared to divertor gas fueling, mid-plane gas puffing increases the SOL density most significantly but locally, while top gas puffing increases it uniformly in toroidal direction but to a lower degree. Moreover, the present analysis corroborates the experimental findings that combined gas puff scenarios—based on distributed main chamber gas puffing—can be effective in increasing the RF coupling for multiple antennas simultaneously. The results indicate that the spreading of the gas, the local ionization and the transport of the ionized gas along the magnetic field lines connecting the local gas cloud in front of the GIMs to the antennas are responsible for the enhanced SOL density and thus the larger RF coupling.
|Cite||Zhang, W., Jacquet, P., Lerche, E., Bilato, R., Bobkov, V., Jet Contributors, y García Muñoz, M. (2017). 3D simulations of gas puff effects on edge plasma and ICRF coupling in JET. Nuclear Fusion, 57 (5), 056042-.|