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dc.contributor.authorRen, Z.
dc.contributor.authorXu, C.
dc.contributor.authorLin, Qun
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorTeo, Kok Lay
dc.contributor.authorChu, J.
dc.contributor.editorEdward Boje
dc.identifier.citationRen, Z. and Xu, C. and Lin, Q. and Loxton, R. and Teo, K.L. and Chu, J. 2014. Finite Element Approximation and Input Parameterization for the Optimal Control of Current Profiles in Tokamak Plasmas, in Boje, E. (ed), Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Aug 24-29 2014, pp. 7892-7897. Cape Town, South Africa: International Federation of Automatic Control.

In this paper, we consider a simplified dynamic model describing the evolution of the poloidal flux during the ramp-up phase of the tokamak discharge. We first use the Galerkin method to obtain a finite-dimensional model based on the original PDE system. Then, we apply the control parameterization method to obtain an approximate optimal parameter selection problem governed by a lumped parameter system. Computational optimization techniques are subsequently deployed to solve this approximate problem. To validate our approach, we perform numerical simulations using experimental data from the DIII-D tokamak in San Diego,California. The results show that our numerical optimization procedure can generate optimal controls that drive the current profile to within close proximity of the desired profile at the terminal time, thus demonstrating that the Galerkin and control parameterization methods are effective tools for current profile control in tokamak plasmas.

dc.publisherInternational Federation of Automatic Control
dc.subjectGalerkin Method
dc.subjectControl Parameterization
dc.subjectNuclear Fusion
dc.subjectCurrent Profile Control
dc.subjectSequential Quadratic Programming (SQP)
dc.titleFinite Element Approximation and Input Parameterization for the Optimal Control of Current Profiles in Tokamak Plasmas
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress
dcterms.source.conference19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateAug 24 2014
dcterms.source.conferencelocationCape Town, South Africa
dcterms.source.placeCape Town, South Africa

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