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(CT-2) Performance of ITER as Burning Plasma Experiment

M. Shimada1), V. Mukhovatov1), G. Federici2), Y. Gribov1), A. Kukushkin2), Y. Murakami3), A. Polevoi1), V. Pustovitov4), S. Sengoku5), M. Sugihara1)
1) ITER IT, ITER Naka JWS, Naka-Machi, Naka-Gun, Ibaraki, Japan
2) International Team, ITER Garching JWS, Germany
3) Toshiba Corp., Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4) Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia
5) Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Mukouyama, Naka-machi, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken, Japan,

Abstract.  Recent performance analysis has improved confidence in achieving Q $ \geq$ 10 in inductive operation in ITER. Performance analysis based on empirical scaling shows the feasibility of achieving Q $ \geq$ 10 in inductive operation with a sufficient margin. Theory-based core modeling indicates the need of high pedestal temperature (2-4 keV) to achieve Q $ \geq$ 10, which is in the range of projection with pedestal scaling. The heat load of type-I ELM could be made tolerable by high density operation and further tilting the target plate (if necessary). Pellet injection from High-Field Side would be useful in enhancing Q and reducing ELM heat load. Steady state operation scenarios have been developed with modest requirement on confinement improvement and beta (HH98(y,2) $ \geq$ 1.3 and $ \beta_{N}^{}$ $ \geq$ 2.6). Stabilisation of RWM, required in such regimes, is feasible with the present saddle coils and power supplies with double-wall structure taken into account.

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