Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2009 APS April Meeting
Volume 54, Number 4
Saturday–Tuesday, May 2–5, 2009; Denver, Colorado
Session S1: Sherwood Poster Session II (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
Monday, May 4, 2009
Room: Plaza Exhibit
Abstract ID: BAPS.2009.APR.S1.45
Abstract: S1.00045 : Time-Domain Simulation of RF Couplers on NERSC Supercomputers*
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We report on progress in simulating the behavior of RF couplers in tokamak devices with the ``Time-Domain Plasma with Sheath Boundaries'' simulation software . Recent work focuses on the challenges of up-scaling to more complicated coupler geometry, running on NERSC supercomputers, and improvements for full implicitness in the sheath model. Previously we have used CAD drawings and parametric models to simulation a LH coupler on the MST tokamak, and now are constructing edge geometry for NSTX and C-Mod ICRF couplers. Issues associated with importation and construction of accurate 3-D edge and coupler geometries from drawings and documentation will be explored. We will also discuss results from 1-D benchmark exercises of the sheath model , and possible techniques for extension of the model to include long-range effects. Finally, we consider the feasibility of other possible improvements to the overall model, including the use of test-particles to show non-linear effects, and an analysis aimed at the possible inclusion of thermal effects in the time-domain plasma algorithm.  David N. Smithe, Phys. Plasmas 14, 056104 (2007); DOI:10.1063/1.2710784.  D.A. D'Ippolito and J.R. Myra, Phys. Plasmas 13, 102508 (2006).
*Work support by DOE as part of the CSWPI SciDAC project.
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