RAPTOR (RApid Plasma Transport Simulator) is a 1D tokamak transport code specially designed for rapid execution compatible with needs for real-time execution or for use in nonlinear optimization schemes.

RAPTOR was first developed within F. Felici's EPFL PhD thesis work: https://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/168656


Original papers to cite:


For use of RAPTOR as a real-time interpretative code:

       F. Felici et al. Nuclear Fusion 51 (2011) 083052 (https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/51/8/083052)

For the predictive version of RAPTOR or its use in nonlinear optimization routines:

       F. Felici et.al. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 54 (2012) 025002 (https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/54/2/025002)

For the most recent updates of the RAPTOR code with new equations:

       F. Felici et.al. Nucl. Fusion 58 (2018) 096006 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aac8f0)

For simulations of ramp-down phases and self-similar simulations of AUG and TCV:

       A. A. Teplukhina et.al. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59 (2017) 124004 (https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aa857e)


RAPTOR is open access and you can use the code at your wish, but we first ask you to fill in the following agreement:

RAPTOR_license_agreement.pdf and fax it or send it to


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