Variational method for toroidal equilibria with imperfect flux surfaces

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A variational spectral method is developed for toroidal equilibria with imperfect flux surfaces. The method uses a representation of the magnetic field in terms of generalized flux coordinates which is predicted on the existence of a neighbouring field with perfect surfaces. Given that several variational spectral codes for three-dimensional toroidal equilibria with perfect surfaces already exist, it is argued that the present method may be implemented without much difficulty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number003
Pages (from-to)977-990
Number of pages14
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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