ASPECT: an advanced specified-profile evaluation code for tokamaks

Published: 1 January 1994| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/g2vpb94xcy.1
D.P. Stotler, W.T. Reiersen, G. Bateman


Abstract A specified-profile, global analysis code has been developed to evaluate the performance of fusion reactor designs. Both steady-state and time-dependent calculations are carried out; the results of the former can be used in defining the parameters of the latter, if desired. In the steady-state analysis, the performance is computed at a density and temperature chosen to be consistent with input limits (e.g. density and beta) of several varieties. The calculation can be made at either the inter... Title of program: ASPECT Catalogue Id: ACTL_v1_0 Nature of problem The purpose of this code is to provide a quick, if largely empirical, assessment of the performance of a tokamak fusion reactor [1,2]. ASPECT first performs a steady-state analysis at a point in the density-temperature operating space determined according to a set of user-specified criteria. The code then carries out a time-dependent calculation which can be used to address, for example, auxiliary heating requirements and helium ash buildup. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ACTL_v1_0; ASPECT; 10.1016/0010-4655(94)90124-4 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Computational Physics, Plasma Physics