By Frances Bauer
During this publication, we file on learn in tools of computational magneto hydrodynamics supported by way of the USA division of power lower than agreement EY-76-C-02-3077 with long island collage. The paintings has re sulted in a working laptop or computer code for mathematical research of the equilibrium and balance of a plasma in 3 dimensions with toroidal geometry yet no sym metry. The code is indexed within the ultimate bankruptcy. models of it were used for the layout of experiments on the Los Alamos clinical Laboratory and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching. we're thankful to Daniel Barnes, Jeremiah Brackbill, Harold Grad, William Grossmann, Abraham Kadish, Peter Lax, Guthrie Miller, Arnulf Schliiter, and Harold Weitzner for lots of helpful discussions of the idea. we're specially indebted to Franz Herrnegger for theoretical and pedagogical reviews. Constance Engle has supplied awesome suggestions with the typescript. We get pleasure from acknowledging the aid of the workers of the Courant arithmetic and Com puting Laboratory at big apple collage. particularly we should always prefer to show our due to Max Goldstein, Kevin McAuliffe, Terry Moore, Toshi Nagano and Tsun Tam. Frances Bauer big apple Octavio Betancourt September 1978 Paul Garabedian v Contents bankruptcy 1. advent 1 1. 1 formula of the matter 1 1. 2 dialogue of effects 2 bankruptcy 2. The Variational precept four four 2. 1 The Magnetostatic Equations 6 2. 2 Flux Constraints within the Plasma . 7 2. three The Ergodic Constraint .
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4). Typical values are el = e2 = 20 and e3 = 2. Note that they scale roughly like ab a2, and a3. 5,215): 7:p is the proportionality constant between ei and the time average ofl (Fi)t/F;I in the acceleration scheme for the equations in the plasma region. NE is the number of iterations over which the average is computed. Typical values are 7:p = 2 and NE = 50. The smoothness of the solution depends on the smoothness of the coefficients ei as functions of time. Therefore, we want the ei to vary slowly.
The model was too simple because it did not allow for magnetic structure and flux surface constraints within the plasma. Thus realistic pressure profiles could not be considered and internal modes could not be studied. Also, a fixed coordinate axis was used that limited the plasma column to deviations from axial symmetry smaller than the plasma radius. The second model we investigated was that of a diffuse plasma extending all the way to the outer wall . This allows the pressure to go to zero at interior points, so that there may be a pressureless plasma region.
A Computational Method in Plasma Physics by Frances Bauer