Skip navigation
Skip navigation

On steady poloidal and toroidal flows in tokamak plasmas

McClements, K. G.; Hole, M. J.


The effects of poloidal and toroidalflows on tokamakplasma equilibria are examined in the magnetohydrodynamic limit. “Transonic” poloidal flows of the order of the sound speed multiplied by the ratio of poloidal magnetic field to total field B₀/B can cause the (normally elliptic) Grad–Shafranov (GS) equation to become hyperbolic in part of the solution domain. It is pointed out that the range of poloidal flows for which the GS equation is hyperbolic increases with plasma beta and B₀/B, thereby...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-08-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics of Plasmas
DOI: 10.1063/1.3469580


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_McClements_On_steady_poloidal_and_2010.pdfPublished Version178.67 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator