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VENUS+f: A Bootstrap Current Calculation Module for 3-D Configurations

M. Yu. Isaev, S. Brunner, W. A. Cooper, T. M. Tran, A. Bergmann, C. D. Beidler, J. Geiger, H. Maassberg, J. Nührenberg, M. Schmidt

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 50 / Number 3 / October 2006 / Pages 440-446


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A new three-dimensional code, VENUS+f, for neoclassical transport calculations in nonaxisymmetric toroidal systems is presented. Numerical drift orbits from the original VENUS code and the f method developed for tokamak transport calculations are combined. The first results obtained with VENUS+f are compared with neoclassical theory for different collisional regimes in a JT-60 tokamak test case both for monoenergetic particles and for a Maxwellian distribution; good agreement is found. Successful benchmarking of the bootstrap current in the Wendelstein 7-X configuration with the DKES code for different collisionality regimes as well as further VENUS+f developments are described.

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