TSDW 2017                                                       Theory and Simulation of Disruptions Workshop
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2015 Program

IEA Workshop: Theory and Simulation of Disruptions, Room B318, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory,

Princeton University,July 13-15, 2015


8:00-8:30         Registration

8:30-8:40         Welcome and Logistics: A. Bhattacharjee

 Session I: ITER/JET Chair: R. Hawryluk

08:40-09:20     ITER Disruption Mitigation System---Physics Basis and Technology: M. Lehnen

09:20-10:00     JET and Compass Asymmetrical Disruptions: S. Gerasimov

10:00-10:30     Rotation Dynamics of coupled NTMs in ITER Scenario Development Discharges on DIII-D: B. Tobias

10:30-10:50     Coffee Break

10:50-11:30     Tearing Mode Control for ITER: E. Kolemen

11:30-12:00     Machine-Learning Studies of Jet Disruptions: W. Tang

12:00-12:30     Discussion on Session I

12:30-01:30     Lunch 

Session II: MHD Simulations of Disruptions, Wall Currents, and Forces Chair: A. Bhattacharjee

01:30-02:10     Initial Simulations of Hot Vertical Displacement Events with NIMROD: C. Sovinec                  

02:10-02:50     M3D-C1 Simulation of a NSTX Disruption Induced by Rapid Current Ramp-down: S. Jardin

02:50-03:20     Wall Current Calculations for an NSTX VDE: J. Breslau

03:20-03:40     Coffee Break

03:40-04:10     Multi-Machine Analysis of Non-Axisymmetric and Rotating Halo Currents: C. Myers

04:10-04:40     Error field penetration and locking to the backward wave: J. Finn

04:40-05:10     Resistive Wall Tearing Mode Locking: H. Strauss

05:10-05:40     Discussion on Session II

07:00-09:00     Group Dinner at Nassau Inn



Session III: Runaway Electrons Chair: N. Eidietis

08:30-09:10     Kinetic Modeling of Runaway Electron Dynamics: T. Fullop

09:10-09:50     Runaway Electrons in the Near-Threshold Electric Field: P. Aleynikov

09:40-10:10     Avalanche Growth of Secondary Runaway Electrons: C. Liu

10:10-10:30     Coffee Break

10:30-11:10     Development of the Quiescent Regime to Understand Runaway Electron Dissipation: C. Paz-Soldan

11:10-11:50     Important Parameters for Runaway Electron Physics in ITER : A. Boozer

11:50-12:20     Discussion on Session III

12:20-01:30     Lunch

Session IV: Disruption Mitigation Chair: M. Lehnen

01:30-02:10     Recent DIII-D Experiments in Disruption Mitigation: N. Eidietis

02:10-02:50     Rotation Effects in MGI Rapid Shutdown Simulation: V. Izzo

02:50-03:30     ITER Disruption Mitigation System Design Status: L. Baylor

03:30-03:50     Coffee Break

03:50-04:20     Discussion on Session IV

Session V: Joint Research Target (JRT) 2016 Chair: S. Gerhardt          

04:20-04:35     DIII-D Plans: N. Eidietis

04:35-04:50     C-Mod Plans: R. Granetz

04:50-05:05     NSTX-U Plans: R. Raman

05:05-05:30     Discussion on JRT 2016  



Session VI: More on Disruptions: Ideas and Plans Chair: C. Sovinec

08:30-09:10     The Tokamak Density Limit----a Thermo-Resistive Disruption: D. Gates

09:10-09:40     Simulation of Radiation Driven Islands at the Density Limit: D. Brennan

09:40-10:20     Theory and Modeling Needs For Improved Kinetic Treatments of High-Beta Pressure Limits: J. Menard           

10:20-10:40     Coffee Break

10:40-11:10     Global MHD Mode Stabilization for Disruption Avoidance in Tokamaks: S. Sabbagh       

11:10-11:40     Role of Integrated Simulations in Disruption Physics Research: P. Bonoli

11:40-12:10     Transient Physics Workshop---Implications for Theory and Simulation of Disruptions: C. Greenfield

12:10-12:30     Concluding Remarks: A. Bhattacharjee


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