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Integrated modeling of JT-60SA plasma operation scenarios with model validation and verification

Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Garcia, J.*; Honda, Mitsuru; Shimizu, Katsuhiro; Hoshino, Kazuo; Ide, Shunsuke; Giruzzi, G.*; Sakamoto, Yoshiteru; Suzuki, Takahiro; Urano, Hajime

Development of plasma operation scenarios in JT-60SA has been progressing by using integrated modeling codes. Anomalous heat transport model, which are one of major uncertainties in the prediction, have been validated for ITB plasmas with full current drive (CD) condition in JT-60U and JET, and integrated codes TOPICS and CRONOS equipped with the models are used for the model verification. It is found that CDBM model predicts temperatures close to those in experiments or underestimates them, and thus can be used for the conservative prediction. By using TOPICS with CDBM model, JT-60SA ITB plasmas with high $$beta_N$$ and full CD condition have been predicted consistently with Ar seeding to reduce the heat load on divertor plates below 10 MW/m$$^2$$. In the prediction, TOPICS is coupled with impurity transport code IMPACT to examine the Ar core accumulation for the influx to the core and the separatrix density evaluated by integrated divertor code SONIC. The Ar accumulation is found to be so mild that the performance can be recovered by additional heating. Due to the strong dependence of accumulation on the pedestal density gradient, the high separatrix density is important for low accumulation as well as low divertor heat load.



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