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A day in the life of the nuclear community
The November issue of Nuclear News is focused on the individuals who make up our nuclear community.
We invited a small group of those individuals to tell us about their day-to-day work in some of the many occupations and applications of nuclear science and technology, and they responded generously. They were ready to tell us about the part they play, together with colleagues and team members, in supplying clean energy, advancing technology, protecting safety and health, and exploring fundamental science.
In these pages, we see a community that can celebrate both those workdays that record progress moving at a steady pace and the exceptional days when a goal is reached, a briefing is delivered, a contract goes through, a discovery is made, or an unforeseen challenge is overcome.
The Nuclear News staff hopes that you enjoy meeting these members of our community—or maybe get reacquainted with friends—through their words and photos.
K. S. Han, B. H. Park, A. Y. Aydemir, J. Seol
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 75 | Number 2 | February 2019 | Pages 137-147
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1554391
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The Deal Two Equilibrium (DTEQ) code solves the Grad-Shafranov (GS) equation for magnetohydrodynamics equilibrium in the axisymmetric toroidal geometry using the deal.II finite element library. In this paper, we introduce DTEQ that can solve the GS equation both linearly and nonlinearly. The linear solution obtained from this code is verified by comparing with a known analytic solution of the linear GS equation. For the nonlinear solution, DTEQ requires two input profiles, p(ψ) and F(ψ), to be specified as a function of the normalized minor radius ρ. The pressure profile p(ψ) is specified based on Thomson scattering, charge exchange spectroscopy data, and an energetic particle pressure model. The toroidal field profile F(ψ) is obtained from our model that makes the diamagnetic current play a significant role when the poloidal beta βp is greater than one. With these two input profiles, the nonlinear GS equation can be solved using Picard iteration within the plasma boundary from EFIT. Using this newly developed code, we obtain several meaningful results that show its validity. The calculated poloidal current density is very large in the transport barrier due to the diamagnetic current, and the characteristics of the Pfirsch-Schlüter current appear in the toroidal current density. In addition, the results obtained from this code agree well with those from EFIT, and the calculated safety factor values in the center are well correlated with the sawtooth activity in the discharge.