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ID: 60455.0, MPI für Plasmaphysik / Conference Papers
Disruption studies in ASDEX Upgrade
Authors:Pautasso, G.; Egorov, S.; Finken, K. H.; Gruber, O.; Herrmann, A.; Fuchs, C. J.; Maraschek, M.; Neu, G.; Nakamura, Y.; Rohde, V.; Savtchkov, A.; Seidel, U.; Streibl, B.; Tichmann, C.; Suttrop, W.; Tardini, G.; Van Eester, D.; JET EFDA Contributors
Publisher:International Atomic Energy Agency
Place of Publication:Vienna
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003
Title of Proceedings:Fusion Energy 2002
Sequence Number:EX/P4-14
Physical Description:CD-ROM
Name of Conference/Meeting:19th Fusion Energy Conference
Place of Conference/Meeting:Lyon (FR)
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
Review Status:Internal review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Disruption generate large thermal and mechanical stresses on the tokamak components. For a future reactor disruptions have a significant impact on
the design since all loading conditions must be analyzed in accordance with stricter design criteria (due to safety or difficult maintenance). Therefore the
uncertainties affecting the predicted stresses must be reduced as much as possible with a more comprehensive set of measurements and analyses in this
generation of experimental machines, and avoidance/predictive methods must be developed further. The study of disruptions on ASDEX Upgrade is focused
on these subjects, namely on: (1) understanding the physical mechanisms leading to this phenomenon and learning to avoid it or to predict its occurrence (with
neural networks, for example) and to mitigate its effects; (2) analyzing the effects of disruptions on the machine to determine the functional dependence of the
thermal and mechanical loads upon the discharge parameters. This allows to dimension or reinforce the machine components to withstand these loads and to
extrapolate them to tokamaks still in the design phase; (3) learning to mitigate the consequence of disruptions.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Plasmaphysik/TOK
External Affiliations:Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia; Institut für Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Association KFA-EURATOM, Member of the Trilateral euregio Cluster (TEC), Juelich, Germany; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Nala-machi, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
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