"Turbulence in ASDEX Upgrade: Can GENE simulations match the measurements?" by Alejandro Bañón Navarro (UCLA)

Date: 
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Series: 
Plasma Seminars

Plasma Seminar

Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Friday, February 20, 2015
1-2 PM
Refreshments at 12:30 PM

Speaker: Alejandro Bañón Navarro (UCLA)

Talk Title: "Turbulence in ASDEX Upgrade: Can GENE simulations match the measurements?"

Abstract:

Plasma turbulence determines the transport properties and consequently impacts on the efficiency of future fusion reactors. Worldwide, gyrokinetic codes are used to predict the dominant microinstabilities as well as the resulting anomalous transport. A careful verification and validation of these codes is crucial in order to make reliable predictions. In this talk I will describe a recent step in this direction by presenting simulation results with the gyrokinetic code GENE for an ASDEX Upgrade discharge, and compare the properties of various fluctuating quantities obtained from the simulations with the experimentally measured ones.

Location: 
PAB 4-330