Two-fluid and finite Larmor radius effects on high-beta tokamak equilibria with flow in reduced magnetohydrodynamics



High-beta tokamak equilibria with flow comparable to the poloidal Alfvén velocity in the reduced magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) model with two-fluid and ion finite Larmor radius (FLR) effects are investigated. The reduced form of Grad-Shafranov equation for equilibrium with flow, two-fluid and FLR effects is analytically solved for simple profiles. The dependence of the Shafranov shift for the magnetic axis and the equilibrium limits on the poloidal beta and the poloidal Alfvén Mach number are modified by the two-fluid and FLR effects. In the presence of the diamagnetic drift due to the two-fluid effect, the equilibrium depends on the sign of the E × B drift velocity. The FLR effect suppresses the large modification due to the two-fluid effect. By constructing magnetic flux coordinates and a local equilibrium model from the analytic solution, the effects of the non-circular property of the magnetic flux surfaces in the poloidal cross-section on the components of the curvature vector is examined in detail. The analytic solution is also used for the benchmark of the numerical code. The numerical solutions with non-uniform pressure, density and temperature profiles show similar behavior to analytic solution.

source:Atsushi Ito and Noriyoshi Nakajima 2021 Phys. Scr. 96 035602





Report a problem

Back to top