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Full MHD numerical modelling with C1 finite element.

Participants : José Costa, Boniface Nkonga.

Many theoretical and numerical works in the field of tokamak modelling use specific approximations of the MHD model known as reduced MHD models. This is in particular the case of the Jorek software. The main objective of this work is therefore to extend the capability of this software to solve the full MHD equations while using the same finite element numerical method. This requires to design new stabilization strategies as well as appropriate projections of the momentum equation. This has been done during the thesis of José Costa [6] This work allowed a detailed study of the resistive internal kink instability as well as some preliminary results on X-point plasmas.