M3D-C1 is the state-of-the-art for performing non-linear 3D resistive MHD simulations of tokamaks. I was using it to model VDE and disruptions during my postdoc at PPPL with more or less success. One really annoying thing was the lack of visualisation tools, especially for probing the 3D components of the plasma evolution. I thus developed a set of tools (Matlab package) to reconstruct the data from M3D-C1 native output (Finite Element representation) and plot the various fields in their full three-dimensional beauty.

3D rendering of the perturbed flux-tubes when the plasma goes wildly unstable as it contacts the divertor plate at the end of a disruption.

Please feel free to contact me to obtain the sources.

Related publications

Pfefferlé, D; Ferraro, N; Jardin, S C; Krebs, I; Bhattacharjee, A: Modelling of NSTX hot vertical displacement events using M3D-C1. In: Physics of Plasmas, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 056106, 2018. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
Ferraro, N. M.; Pfefferlé, D.; Jardin, S. C.; Myers, C. E.; Lao, L. L.: Extended-MHD Modeling of Tokamak Disruptions and Resistive Wall Modes with M3D-C1. In: 43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2016, 2016. (Type: Proceedings Article | BibTeX)

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