Development of a set of synthetic diagnostics for the confrontation between 2D transport simulations and WEST tokamak experimental data
Transport codes are frequently used for describing fusion plasmas with the aim to prepare tokamak operations. Considering novel codes, such as SolEdge3X-HDG, synthetic diagnostics are a common technique used to validate new models and confront them with experimental data. The purpose of this study is to develop a set of synthetic diagnostics, starting from bolometer and visible cameras for the WEST tokamak, in order to compare the code results with the experimental data. This research is done in the framework of Raysect and Cherab Python libraries. This allows us to process various synthetic diagnostics in the same fashion in terms of 3D ray tracing with volume emitters developed specifically for fusion plasmas. We were able to implement the WEST tokamak model and the design of bolometer and visible cameras. Synthetic signals, based on full-discharge WEST plasma simulation, were used for to compare the SolEdge3X-HDG output plasma with experimental data. The study also considers the optical properties of the plasma-facing components (PFCs) and their influence on the performance of diagnostics. The paper shows a unified approach to synthetic diagnostic design, which will be further extended to cover the remaining diagnostics on the WEST tokamak.
Ivan Kudashev, Anna Medvedeva, Manuel Scotto D’abusco, Nicolas Fedorszak, Stefano Di Genova, et al.. Development of a set of synthetic diagnostics for the confrontation between 2D transport simulations and WEST tokamak experimental data. Applied Sciences, 2022, 12 (19), pp.9807. ⟨10.3390/app12199807⟩. ⟨hal-03982630⟩
Journal: Applied Sciences
Date de publication: 01-10-2022