Nonlinear gyrofluid computation of edge localized ideal ballooning modes

  title={Nonlinear gyrofluid computation of edge localized ideal ballooning modes},
  author={A. Kendl and B. Scott and T. Ribeiro},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
  • A. Kendl, B. Scott, T. Ribeiro
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Physics of Plasmas
  • Three-dimensional electromagnetic gyrofluid simulations of the ideal ballooning mode blowout scenario for tokamak edge localized modes are presented. Special emphasis is placed on diagnosis of the linear, overshoot, and decay phases. The saturation process is energy transfer to self-generated edge turbulence, which exhibits an ion temperature gradient mode structure. Convergence in the decay phase is found only if the spectrum reaches the ion gyroradius. The equilibrium is a self-consistent… CONTINUE READING
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