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Advance in integrated modelling towards prediction and control of JT-60SA plasmas

Hayashi, Nobuhiko; Honda, Mitsuru; Shiraishi, Junya; Miyata, Yoshiaki; Wakatsuki, Takuma; Hoshino, Kazuo; Toma, Mitsunori; Suzuki, Takahiro; Urano, Hajime; Shimizu, Katsuhiro; Hamamatsu, Kiyotaka; Ide, Shunsuke; JT-60SA Team

Towards prediction and control of JT-60SA plasmas, we are developing codes/models which can describe physics/engineering factors, and integrating them to one code TOPICS. Physics modelling: Coupling with MINERVA/RWMaC code showed that MHD equilibrium variation by centrifugal force largely affects RWM stability and the toroidal rotation shear stabilizes RWM. Coupling with OFMC code for NB torques, 3D MHD equilibrium code VMEC and drift-kinetic code FORTEC-3D for NTV torque, and toroidal momentum boundary model, predicted the core rotation of $$sim$$2% of Alfv$'e$n speed for a ITER hydrogen L-mode plasma. Coupling with core impurity transport code IMPACT showed the accumulation of Ar seeded to reduce the divertor heat load is so mild that plasma performance can be recovered by additional heating in JT-60SA steady-state (SS) scenario. Simulations coupled with MARG2D code showed that plasma current can be ramped-up to reach $$beta_N ge$$3 with MHD modes stabilized by ideal wall and with no additional flux consumption of central solenoid in JT-60SA. Engineering modelling: Coupling with integrated real-time controller showed that simultaneous control of $$beta_N$$ and $$V_{loop}$$ is possible at $$beta_N ge$$4 in JT-60SA SS scenarios. MHD equilibrium control simulator MECS demonstrated equilibrium control during heating phase and collapse induced events within power supply capability of PF coils in JT-60SA.



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