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Integrated modeling of whole tokamak plasma

Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Honda, Mitsuru; Hoshino, Kazuo; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Shimizu, Katsuhiro; Takizuka, Tomonori; Ozeki, Takahisa; Fukuyama, Atsushi*

Development and integration of models for the whole tokamak plasma have progressed on the basis of experimental analyses and first principle simulations. Integrated models of core, edge-pedestal and scrape-off-layer (SOL)-divertor clarified complex and autonomous features of reactor relevant plasmas. The integrated core plasma model including an anomalous transport of alpha particles by Alfv$'e$n eigenmodes is developed in the core transport code TOPICS-IB and indicates the degradation of fusion performance. The integrated rotation model is developed in the advanced transport code TASK/TX and clarifies the mechanism of alpha particle-driven toroidal flow. The transport model of high-Z impurities is developed and predicts large inward pinch in a plasma rotating in the direction counter to the plasma current. TOPICS-IB is extended to include the edge-pedestal model by integrating with the stability code, simple SOL-divertor and pellet models, and clarifies the mechanism of pellet triggered ELM. The integrated SOL-divertor code SONIC is further integrated with TOPICS-IB and enables to study and design operation scenarios compatible with both the high confinement in the core and the low heat load on divertor plates.



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