TSD 2015                                                       Theory and Simulation of Disruptions Workshop
Important Dates
Abstract Submission
Workshop Dinner
Hotel / Travel
Conference Talks
Invited Speakers
Foreign National Visitors
2014 Talks/Presentations (PDFs)
2013 Talks/Presentations (PDFs)

Questions? Need Help? tsd2015.pppl.gov


Theory and Simulation of Disruptions Workshop Program
Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Room B318



8:00-9:00        Registration

9:00-9:10        Welcome and Logistics: A. Bhattacharjee


Session I: ITER Issues

Chair: S. Gerhardt

09:10-09:50 ITER Disruption Issues: M. Lehnen

10:00-10:40    Overview of JET Asymmetrical Disruptions: S. Gerasimov

10:40-11:00    Coffee

11:00-11:40    Halo and Runaway Currents: A. Boozer

11:40-12:20    Discussion on Session I

12:20-01:30    Lunch 


Session II: Wall Currents and Forces

Chair: A. Bhattacharjee

01:30-02:00    ITER Procedures for Electromagnetic Analyses and Applications to JET: R. Roccella

02:00-02:30    Simulations of vertical disruptions with VDE code: Hiro and Evans currents: X. Li                                  

02:30-03:00    Calculation of Disruption Halo Currents and Forces With the M3D Code: J. Breslau

03:00-03:30    Surface Currents During a Major Disruption: C.-S. Ng
03:30-03:50    Coffee

03:50-04:20    Disruption Current Asymmetry and Boundary Conditions: H. Strauss

04:20-04:50    Asymmetric Toroidal Eddy Currents to Explain Asymmetric VDEs in JET: R. Roccella

04:50-05:30    Discussion on Session II

07:00-09:00    Group Dinner- Crowne Plaza Hotel- Woodrows Dining Room



Session III: Runaway Electrons and MHD Instabilities

Chair: N. Eidietis

08:30-08:55    ITPA Joint Experiment to Measure Threshold Conditions for Runaway Electrons: R. Granetz

08:55-09:10    Measurement of Relativistic Emission from Runaway Electrons in Alcator C-Mod: Spectrum, Polarization, and Spatial Structure: R. Granetz

09:10-09:50    Relativistic Runaway Electrons: B. Breizman

09:50-10:20    Simulations of Resistive MHD Instabilities in the Presence of Runaway Current: H. Cai

10:20-10:40    Coffee Break

10:40-11:20    Prevention of NTM phase-locking: B. Tobias

11:20-11:50    Progress in Disruption Theory and Some New Experiments in Disruption Control: R. Paccagnella

11:50-12:30    Discussion on Session III

12:30-01:30    Lunch


Session IV: MHD Instabilities and Their Control

Chair: A. Boozer

01:30-02:00    Control of resistive wall modes in a cylindrical tokamak with plasma rotation and complex gain: D. Brennan

02:00-02:30    Disruption Modeling Using TSC for ITER: I. Bandopadhyay

02:30-03:10    VDEs and Resistive Wall Instabilities with M3D-C1: N. Ferraro

03:10-04:10    Coffee and Poster Session- LSB Commons on 2nd floor                 

04:10-04:50    Tokamak Magnetohydrodynamics (TMHD) as a Model for Macroscopic Plasma Dynamics in Tokamaks: L. Zakharov

04:50-05:40    Discussion on Session IV



Session V: Disruption Mitigation

Chair: M. Lehnen

08:30-09:10    Status of ITER Disruption Mitigation System: L. Baylor

09:10-09:50    Recent DIII-D Disruption Mitigation Experimental Results in Support of the ITER DMS design: N. Eidietis

09:50-10:30    3D Aspects of Massive Gas Injection: V. Izzo         

10:30-10:50    Coffee

10:50-11:20    3D MHD Simulations of Tokamak Plasmas Injected with Shattered Pellets: S. Woodruff

11:20-12:00    Critical Need for Disruption Prediction, Avoidance, and Mitigation in Tokamaks: S. Sabbagh

12:00-12:20    Concluding Remarks and Future Plans: A. Bhattacharjee




M. Halfmoon: Energetic Ion Effects on Tearing Mode Stability in Tokamaks

C. Liu: A Hybrid Simulation Model for Runaway Electrons Coupled to Resistive MHD

A. Maruyama: Energy Dependence of Runaway Electron Losses due to MHD Modes   

A. Sen: Feedback Control of Major Disruptions in ITER

C. Sovinec: Development and Testing for Vertical Displacement Studies with NIMROD










Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ 08543-0451
GPS: 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, managed by Princeton
University and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy,
is a collaborative national center for plasma and fusion science

Privacy Policy