Breakout Sessions/Working Groups

Tuesday, March 29

Non-linear Pedestal Turbulence Silverton 2-3 Gary Staebler presiding 13:30 John Canik Simulations of electron-scale turbulence in NSTX pedestals

13:50 Jacob King Nonlinear NIMROD modeling of DIII-D QH-mode discharges with broadband- MHD turbulence

14:10 Xueqioa Xu Nonlinear dynamics of ELMs with Er shear and collisionality trends

14:30 M. Kotschenreuther Gyrokinetic Simulations of Tokamak Pedestals- Present Experiments and

Extrapolation to Burning Plasmas

14:50 Discussion

No Man’s Land Working Group

Cripple Creek 1

Francesca Poli presiding


Energetic Particles/Turbulence/Modeling I

Silverton 2-3

Mario Podesta presiding


Yang Ren

Studies of NSTX L and H-mode Plasmas with Global Gyrokinetic Simulation


Yaqi Liu

Nonlinear interaction between BAE and BAAE


Zhiyong Qiu

Fine Structure Zonal Flow Excitation by Beta-induced Alfvén Eigenmode


Yang Chen

Gyrokinetic Simulation of Multiple-n Energetic Particle Driven Alfven Eigenmodes in ITER



Wednesday March 30

Understanding the SOL Heat Flux Width Silverton 2-3 Ilon Joseph presiding


CS Chang

Gyrokinetic Turbulent-Neoclassical Projection of the Divertor Heat-Flux Width from Present Tokamaks to ITER


Tengfei Tang

Towards understanding the role of turbulence on scaling of divertor heat flux profile widths on C-Mod and DIII-D


Travis Gray

Effect of Collisionality and Detachment Onset on the Scrape-off Layer Heat Flux Profiles in NSTX



Energetic Particles/Turbulence/Modeling II Cripple Creek 1 Zhihong Lin presiding

13:30 Ron Waltz A critical gradient model for energetic particle transport from Alfven eigenmodes: GYRO verification, DIII-D validation, and ITER projection

13:50 Mario Podesta Inferring AE amplitudes from wave/particles power balance in a reduced EP transport model

14:10 T. Luda di Cortemiglia Accelerated tokamak transport simulations via Neural-Network Based

Regression of TGLF Turbulent Energy, Particle and Momentum Fluxes

Multi-channel Integration Silverton 2-3 John Rice presiding

15:00 Walter Guttenfelder Analysis and prediction of momentum pinch in spherical tokamaks 15:16 Colin Chrystal Scaling of Momentum Transport and Intrinsic Torque with Normalized

Gyroradius in DIII-D

15:32 Sterling Smith Validation of the new (APS15) TGLF saturation model with L-mode electron stiffness experiments on DIII-D

15:48 Saeid Houshmandyar Correlation Between Plasma Rotation and Electron Temperature

Gradient Scale Length in LOC/SOC Transition at Alcator C-Mod

Thursday March 31

Plan/Design/Predict Working Group Cripple Creek 1 Gary Staebler presiding 13:30 Phil Snyder Results and Lessons Learned from Experiments to Test Pre-Experiment EPED


13:50 Anne White Using predictions from gyrokinetic simulations to guide design of experiments in tokamaks and stellarators

Understanding the SOL Heat Flux Width Working Group Silverton 1 Ilon Joseph presiding 13:30

3-D/Magnetic Islands Silverton 2-3 Zhihong Lin presiding 15:00 Choongki Sung Study of turbulence changes associated with ELM suppression by RMP in DIII-D 15:15 Paul Terry Thermal Transport Control by Magnetic Shear of Core Island Structure

15:30 Zhihong Lin Gyrokinetic simulations of 3D RMP effects on DIII-D edge turbulence

15:45 Laszlo Bardoczi Interaction of Neoclassical Tearing Modes, Turbulence, and Thermal Transport in the DIII-D Tokamak

Friday April 1

Turbulence/Neo-Classical/MHD Integration Silverton 2-3 Phil Snyder presiding


James Duff

Experimental Evidence for Density-gradient-driven Trapped-electron


Chris McDevitt

Mode in Improved Confinement RFP Plasmas

Turbulent Current Drive Mechanisms



Multi-scale Integration Silverton 2-3 Nathan Howard presiding


Arash Ashourvan

On the Structure of the Zonal Shear Layer Field and its Implication for Multi-scale Interactions


Juan Ruiz Ruiz

Stabilization of Electron-Scale Turbulence by Electron Density Gradient in NSTX