Workshop on Transients
June 8-11, 2015
San Diego, California
Chair: Charles Greenfield (General Atomics)
Co-Chair: Raffi Nazikian (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory)
DOE FES Liaison: Mark Foster
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Registration is closed. Please contact Chuck Greenfield if you want to participate and haven't registered.
(please note that nobody can be allowed to attend without registering and paying the $23 registration fee)
The panels and sub-panels have now collected community input in the form of 36 presentations made at the March 30-April 1 Community Input Workshop and 68 white papers. Since that time, these groups have worked very hard, using this input as source material, to produce a draft report. The purpose of the workshop will be to allow the community (and each other) to comment on the report and potentially make substantial changes to its content, mainly through discussions in the breakout sessions.
Since we have already allowed extensive community input and our deadline will only be weeks way, it will not be possible or practical to provide a forum to introduce new ideas - we assume at this point that those of you have have things to propose have already done so via the Community Input Workshop and white papers. There will be adequate time allowed for comments on the content or strategy implied by that content.
Working documents (white papers, preliminary report sections, presentations, etc.) will be made available to sub-panel members and registered workshop participants on a restricted website during the next day. I will post a link here. If you do not have access and think you should please contact me (Chuck Greenfield).
Note that this approach closely follows that of the 2009 Fusion Research Needs Workshop (ReNeW).Return to top of page
Locations and remote participation instructions
|Session||Room||Room phone*||Zoom ID|
|Full Disruption Panel||15-019||858-455-2150||8584552150|
|DIS-1||Disruption Prediction||15-019||858-455-2150||At chair's discretion|
|DIS-2||Disruption Avoidance||15-018||858-455-2024||At chair's discretion|
|DIS-3||Disruption Mitigation||15-224||858-455-2136||At chair's discretion|
|Full ELM Panel||07-120||858-455-2165||TBD|
|ELM-1||ELM Suppression or Mitigation with RMP||07-120||858-455-2165||At chair's discretion|
|ELM-2||Naturally ELM-free Operating Scenarios||13-215||858-455-3508||At chair's discretion|
|ELM-3||ELM pacing||13-301||858-455-4186||At chair's discretion|
*The room phone should only be used to contact somebody in the meeting. It is not for use as a speakerphone for remote participation.
We will provide remote connections for the plenary and full-panel breakout sessions. Whether this is allowed for the sub-panel breakouts will be at the discretion of the sub-panel chairs. All of these rooms except 15-224 (where the Disruption Mitigation sub-panel will meet) have either a permanent or temporary videoconference system installed. If it is needed/wanted in 15-224 we can use a laptop for the connection.
Since this is a working meeting please be mindful of the need to complete our work. If the remote participation becomes disruptive (barking dogs, crying babies, typing sounds, etc.) we may be forced to either terminate it or restrict access with a PIN code.
IMPORTANT! Please mute your microphone (or telephone) unless you are speaking to the meeting.
- Using H.323-based Video Conferencing system
- Dial 18.104.22.168 (US West) or 22.214.171.124 (US East)
- You will then hear automated instructions.
- Wait until the automated instruction message completes then press #nnnnnnnnnn#
- Dial +1 (415) 762-9988 or +1 (646) 568-7788
- At the prompt, enter nnnnnnnnnn followed by the # sign.
Using PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device
Note: nnnnnnnnnn should be replaced with the Zoom ID for the meeting you're joining. Please remember to mute your microphone unless you are speaking.
- Open web browser.
- Go to the URL https://zoom.us/j/nnnnnnnnnn
- Note: If the attendee is joining from PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device for the first time they will have to install the Zoom Client.
Agenda (may change during the course of the workshop)
See session descriptions below.
Monday, June 8We will begin in plenary session, and report to each other and the community on the progress made on the draft report. Late in the day we will divide into individual sub-panels to begin the process of incorporating community comments and suggestions into our report.
|PLENARY SESSION: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW (GA room 15-019)|
|8:30 AM||10||Taylor: Welcome|
|8:40 AM||10||Foster: DOE Perspective|
|8:50 AM||10||Greenfield: Welcome and logistics|
|9:00 AM||15||Greenfield: Disruption Panel overview|
|9:15 AM||30||Sabbagh/Hegna: Sub-panel DIS-1 report|
|9:45 AM||30||Strait/Gates: Sub-panel DIS-2 report|
|10:30 AM||30||Izzo/Granetz: Sub-panel DIS-3 report|
|11:00 AM||30||Disruption panel discussion|
|12:30 PM||15||Nazikian: ELM panel overview|
|12:45 PM||30||Fenstermacher/Schmitz: Sub-panel ELM-1 report|
|1:15 PM||30||Hughes/Solomon: Sub-panel ELM-2 report|
|1:45 PM||30||Baylor/Jackson: Sub-panel ELM-3 report|
|2:15 PM||30||ELM panel discussion|
|SUB-PANEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS|
Tuesday, June 9We will spend 5 1/2 hours in full panel breakout sessions. The expectation is that each panel will discuss all three of its sub-panel reports, thereby minimizing parallel discussions of potentially closely related topics. We will then return to plenary session to update each other on the breakout discussions and allow additional community discussion.
|PANEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS|
|8:30 AM||210||Disruption Panel Breakout||ELM Panel Breakout|
|1:00 PM||120||Disruption Panel Breakout||ELM Panel Breakout|
|PLENARY SESSION: Sub-panel updates|
|3:15 PM||15||Sabbagh/Hegna: Sub-panel DIS-1 report|
|3:30 PM||15||Strait/Gates: Sub-panel DIS-2 report|
|3:45 PM||15||Izzo/Granetz: Sub-panel DIS-3 report|
|4:00 PM||15||Nazikian: Update on additional report section addressing pedestal and ELM physics that cross-cut the sub-panels|
|4:15 PM||15||Hughes/Solomon: Sub-panel ELM-2 report|
|4:30 PM||15||Baylor/Jackson: Sub-panel ELM-3 report|
|4:45 PM||15||Fenstermacher/Schmitz: Sub-panel ELM-1 report|
Wednesday, June 10The panel-wide discussions will continue through the morning, and the afternoon will begin with sub-panel breakouts to work on the report content. We will end the afternoon with reports from each sub-panel on progress in their section of the report.
|PANEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS|
|8:30 AM||210||Disruption Panel Breakout||ELM Panel Breakout|
|SUB-PANEL BREAKOUT SESSIONS to discuss final report content|
|PLENARY SESSION: Sub-panel reports|
|3:15 PM||30||Sabbagh/Hegna: Sub-panel DIS-1 report|
|3:45 PM||30||Strait/Gates: Sub-panel DIS-2 report|
|4:15 PM||30||Izzo/Granetz: Sub-panel DIS-3 report|
|4:45 PM||30||Fenstermacher/Schmitz: Sub-panel ELM-1 report|
|5:15 PM||30||Hughes/Solomon: Sub-panel ELM-2 report|
|5:45 PM||30||Baylor/Jackson: Sub-panel ELM-3 report|
Thursday, June 11The full meeting wraps up in the morning with overviews of the full panel sections of the report, followed by additional community discussion. A smaller group will work through the afternoon on organizing writing of the final report.
|PLENARY SESSION: PANEL REPORTS|
|8:30 AM||45||Greenfield: Disruption Panel report|
|9:30 AM||45||Nazikian: ELM panel report|
|11:45 AM||15||Greenfield/Nazikian: Wrap-up and next steps|
|12:00 PM||Workshop adjourns|
|1:00 PM||Writing committee organizes report|
Sub-panel breakout sessions
These sessions are targeted for discussion of the specifics of each sub-panel's report.
Panel breakout sessions
We envision that these will be broken down roughly ⅓:⅓:⅓ for discussion of individual sub-panel report sections. Allowing all three sub-panels to meet together will facilitate discussion among a larger group and aid in dealing with cross-cutting issues.
Attendees at the Transients Workshop will have the opportunity to give brief comments at the beginning of the plenary discussion sessions. A signup sheet will be available and slots allocated on a first-come, first served basis. We suggest that your remarks focus on the opportunities being considered by the panels and sub-panels to address key short, medium and long term challenges based on critical unresolved issues essential for the success of ITER and future burning plasma devices. We discourage the introduction of new technical approaches that were not previously discussed in this workshop (e.g. presented at the March 30-April 1 Community Input Workshop) since it would be very difficult at this late stage of the process to incorporate those into our thinking.Return to top of page
We have been made aware that due to some event the same week as this workshop (we don't know what the event is) the GA contracted hotel rate is not available at most of the local hotels. The one exception, as of a few days ago, was the Residence Inn in Del Mar. Other hotels are listed on the General Atomics website. We are at the GA Headquarters site shown on the map. There are many other hotels in the area.
A list of local restaurants is here.