A power modulation experiment was conducted in the third campaign of the LHD. In a conventional analysis of the modulation experiments, the energy confinement time and heating efficiency are taken as constant, disregarding their dependence on the plasma parameters. In this paper, their dependence on the plasma temperature and heating power is taken into consideration to improve the analysis of the power modulation experiments. Several models, with differing dependence on the plasma parameters, have been examined. There have been several reports suggesting that the transport coefficients obtained from the dynamical method are different from those obtained from power balance analyses. This paper finally concludes that the energy confinement time obtained from the power modulation experiments well agrees with that obtained from the power balance analysis, made including temperature dependence both in energy confinement time and heating efficiency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics