This paper deals with the problem of the equilibrium reconstruction in a tokamak. We firstly describe two approaches for the shape reconstruction: the former based on a nonlinear least square minimization with Finite Element Method modelling taking into account the Grad Shafranov equilibrium equation; the latter based on linear multifilament models accounting for the presence of iron, eddy currents in the passive structures, and plasma. A possible unified treatment for shape and current profile reconstruction using both internal and external measurements is then discussed: the nonlinear least square minimization procedure used for shape identification is modified to account for internal measurements and profile shape fitting. A linearized approach is finally analysed making use of Singular Value Decomposition theory. Some results on the JET tokamak are shown and discussed.

Plasma reconstruction in tokamaks with linearized approaches

ALBANESE, Raffaele;M. MATTEI;
2007

Abstract

This paper deals with the problem of the equilibrium reconstruction in a tokamak. We firstly describe two approaches for the shape reconstruction: the former based on a nonlinear least square minimization with Finite Element Method modelling taking into account the Grad Shafranov equilibrium equation; the latter based on linear multifilament models accounting for the presence of iron, eddy currents in the passive structures, and plasma. A possible unified treatment for shape and current profile reconstruction using both internal and external measurements is then discussed: the nonlinear least square minimization procedure used for shape identification is modified to account for internal measurements and profile shape fitting. A linearized approach is finally analysed making use of Singular Value Decomposition theory. Some results on the JET tokamak are shown and discussed.
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