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Synthetic Diagnostics in the European Union Integrated Tokamak Modelling Simulation Platform

R. Coelho, S. Äkäslompolo, A. Dinklage, A. Kus, R. Reimer, E. Sundén, S. Conroy, E. Blanco, G. Conway, S. Hacquin, S. Heuraux, C. Lechte, F. Da Silva, A. Sirinelli, ITM-TF Contributors

Fusion Science and Technology

Volume 63 / Number 1 / January 2013 / Pages 1-8


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The European Union Integrated Tokamak Modelling Task Force (ITM-TF) has developed a standardized platform and an integrated modeling suite of codes for the simulation and prediction of a complete plasma discharge in any tokamak. The framework developed by ITM-TF allows for the development of sophisticated integrated simulations (workflows) for physics application, e.g., free-boundary equilibrium with feedback control, magnetohydrodynamic stability analysis, core/edge plasma transport, and heating and current drive. A significant effort is also under way to integrate synthetic diagnostic modules in the ITM-TF environment, namely, focusing on three-dimensional reflectometry, motional Stark effect, and neutron and neutral particle analyzer diagnostics. This paper gives an overview of the conceptual design of ITM-TF and preliminary results of the aforementioned synthetic diagnostic modules.

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