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Development of impurity transport models to implement them in astra code for TCABR

Grant number: 16/02230-1
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: July 10, 2016 - August 07, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Physics of Fluids, Plasma Physics and Electrical Discharge
Principal Investigator:Artour Grigorievich Elfimov
Grantee:Artour Grigorievich Elfimov
Visiting researcher: Dnestrovskiy Alexey
Visiting researcher institution: National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/50773-0 - Center of excellence in physics and applications of plasmas, AP.TEM


One of the fundamental problems affecting the performance of magnetic confinement of thermonuclear plasmas is the anomalous transport of energy and particles. The energy loss in confined plasmas in tokamaks is at least one order of magnitude above those laid down collisional transport theory. Part of this problem is energy radiation of accumulated impurities in the plasma center causing plasma cooling by radiation that could stimulate a plasma disruption, besides the loss of energy. The main objective of this research project is to develop models and investigate the transport of impurities for improvement of particles and energy confinement in tokamaks. It is planned integration a specific code STRAHL (R.Dux IPP Max-Planck, Germany, 10/27/2004) of impurity transport and Alfvén wave heating code (ALTOK) with the ASTRA code that allows to investigate the transport of impurities for improvement of particles and energy confinement in tokamaks, seeking identity of the most relevant physical mechanisms of transport using ASTRA code computing and comparing the results with the data of experiments conducted in TCABR tokamak and in other machines. More training and learning researchers and graduate students to work with the ASTRA transport code, it is supposed. (AU)