Volume 53, March 2016CEMRACS 2014 – Numerical Modeling of Plasmas
|Page(s)||49 - 63|
|Published online||01 April 2016|
Towards Automated Magnetic Divertor Design for Optimal Heat Exhaust
1 Institute of Energy and Climate
Research (IEK-4), FZ Jülich
2 TEAM CASTOR, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, BP 93 06902 Sophia Antipolis, France
3 KU Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
4 TU Kaiserslautern, Chair for Scientific Computing, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
* corresponding author e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Avoiding excessive structure heat loads in future fusion tokamaks is regarded as one of the greatest design challenges. In this paper, we aim at developing a tool to study how the severe divertor heat loads can be mitigated by reconfiguring the magnetic confinement. For this purpose, a free boundary equilibrium code is integrated with a plasma edge transport code to work in an automated fashion. Next, a practical and efficient adjoint based sensitivity calculation is proposed to evaluate the sensitivities of the integrated code. The sensitivity calculation is finally applied to a realistic test case and compared with finite difference sensitivity calculations.
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