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Recent upgrades in a 2D turbulent transport solver based on a hybrid discontinuous Galerkin method for the simulation of fusion plasma in tokamak

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The simulation of fusion plasmas in realistic magnetic configurations and tokamak ge-1 ometries still requires the development of advanced numerical algorithms owing to the complexity 2 of the problem. In this context, we propose a Hybrid Discontinuous Galerkin (HDG) method to 3 solve 2D transport fluid equations in realistic magnetic and tokamak wall geometries. This high-4 order solver can handle magnetic equilibrium free structured and unstructured meshes allowing a 5 much more accurate discretization of the plasma facing components than current solvers based 6 on magnetic field aligned methods associated to finite-differences (volumes) discretization. In 7 addition, the method allows to handle realistic magnetic equilibrium, eventually non steady, a 8 critical point in the modelling of full discharges including ramp up and ramp down phases. In 9 this paper, we introduce the HDG algorithm with a special focus on recent developments related 10 to the treatment of the cross-field diffusive terms, and to an adaptive mesh refinement technique 11 improving the numerical efficiency and robustness of the scheme. The updated solver is verified 12 with a manufactured solution method, and numerical tests are provided to illustrate the new 13 capabilities of the code.
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hal-03562497 , version 1 (09-02-2022)

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Giacomo Piraccini, Marcello Capasso, Manuel Scotto d'Abusco, Giorgio Giorgiani, Frédéric Schwander, et al.. Recent upgrades in a 2D turbulent transport solver based on a hybrid discontinuous Galerkin method for the simulation of fusion plasma in tokamak. Fluids, 2022, ⟨10.3390/fluids7020063⟩. ⟨hal-03562497⟩
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