MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 245, 2018International Scientific Conference on Energy, Environmental and Construction Engineering (EECE-2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||05 December 2018|
Testing of the SOLPS-ITER code at Globus-M2 spherical tokamak with detached divertor
Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Polytechnicheskaya, 29, 195251, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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In according to a present understanding of Scrape-Off Layer (SOL) physics, future thermonuclear devices like ITER, DEMO and beyond, require high radiation regimes in order to reduce heat loads on tokamak divertor. Recent experiments at ASDEX Upgrade, JET and other tokamaks demonstrated that such regimes might be achieved by the seeding of the radiative impurities. In the present paper the modeling of the high radiation regimes and the transition to the detachment at the Globus-M2 spherical tokamak is performed by the SOLPS-ITER transport code. The obtained modeling results for GLobus-M2 tokamak demonstrate the trend similar to what is observed at larger machines, e.g. AUG and JET. The significant reduction of peak power density at the outer target plate and transition to the detachment with High Field Side High Density (HFSHD) formation at the inner plate was achieved with impurity seeding rate almost equal to the deuterium puff (in el/sec). However, unlike AUG, further increasing of the seeding rate leads not to a formation of the radiative X-point, but to a radiative collapse. This is caused by smaller machine size, which allows the impurity neutrals to penetrate easier into the confined region. It was noticed that starting with attached divertor the inner target transits to the detachment earlier than the outer one.
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