BIRTH

Contacts: Brian Grierson, Kathreen Thome

Short Description

View birth profiles produced by NUBEAM through TRANSP

Keywords

birth profiles, fast ions, energetic particles, TRANSP, ACFILE, NUBEAM

Long Description

When running NUBEAM inside of TRANSP, the user can specify the output of the fast-ion birth profiles. Upon completion of the TRANSP run, an ASCII compressed file (ACFILE) is produced that contains additional information beyond the standard TRANSP ouptuts, and will include the birth profiles. BIRTH can then be used to load multiple TRANSP ACFILE birth profile outputs. Can then plot a single profile or multiple profiles in (R,Z) and polar coordinates.

Typical workflows

  1. Run TRANSP and select ACFILE output for the fast-ion distribution function

    • Setup TRANSP

    • Select ACFILE > birth profile output

    • Run TRANSP

  2. Fetch TRANSP run

  3. Run BIRTH

    • Select ACFILE on disk

    • Plot results

Supported devices

  • DIII-D, NSTX, C-Mod, JET, MAST

Relevant publications

For the NUBEAM code:

  • R.J. Goldston et al., J. Comp. Phys. 43 (1981) 61

    1. Pankin, D. McCune, R. Andre, G. Bateman, and A. Kritz, Comput. Phys. Commun. 159, 157 2004

Contributors

List of contributors sorted by number of lines authored:

107 Kathreen Thome
 46 Brian Grierson
 14 Fusion Bot
  1 Orso Meneghini

Users

List of usernames sorted by number of module imports: thomek, marinic, meneghini, grierson, kostukm, bgrierson, bykovi, eldond, hwong, jmsfer, karel, kkirov, lijx, logannc, mcclenaghanj, pacedc