Berlin 2014 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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P: Fachverband Plasmaphysik

P 17: Poster Session - Helmholtz Graduate School for Plasma Physics

P 17.7: Poster

Mittwoch, 19. März 2014, 16:30–18:30, SPA Foyer

Towards non-linear simulations of full ELM crashes in ASDEX Upgrade — •Alexander Lessig, Matthias Hoelzl, Karl Lackner, and Sibylle Guenter — Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Boltzmannstrasse 2, 85748 Garching, Germany

Edge localized modes (ELMs) of large size are a severe concern for the operation of ITER due to the large transient heat loads on divertor targets and wall structures. Using the non-linear MHD code JOREK, we have performed first simulations of full ELM crashes in ASDEX Upgrade, taking into account a large number of toroidal Fourier harmonics. The evolution of the toroidal Fourier spectrum and the drop of pedestal gradients are studied. In particular, we confirm a previously introduced quadratic mode coupling model for the early non-linear evolution of the mode structure and present first results concerning the evolution in the fully non-linear phase.

Eventually, we aim to identify different ELM types in our simulations as observed in experiments and to compare the results to experimental observations, e.g., regarding the pedestal evolution and the heat deposition patterns. Work is ongoing to increase poloidal resolution and include diamagnetic stabilization of high mode numbers.

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