Computational problems in magnetic fusion research

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Numerical calculations have had an important role in fusion research since its beginning, but the application of computers to plasma physics has advanced rapidly in the last few years. One reason for this is the increasing sophistication of the mathematical models of plasma behavior, and another is the increased speed and memory of the computers which made it reasonable to consider numerical simulation of fusion devices. The behavior of a plasma is simulated by a variety of numerical models. Some models used for short times give detailed knowledge of the plasma on a microscopic scale, while other models used for ... continued below

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Killeen, J. August 31, 1981.

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Numerical calculations have had an important role in fusion research since its beginning, but the application of computers to plasma physics has advanced rapidly in the last few years. One reason for this is the increasing sophistication of the mathematical models of plasma behavior, and another is the increased speed and memory of the computers which made it reasonable to consider numerical simulation of fusion devices. The behavior of a plasma is simulated by a variety of numerical models. Some models used for short times give detailed knowledge of the plasma on a microscopic scale, while other models used for much longer times compute macroscopic properties of the plasma dynamics. The computer models used in fusion research are surveyed. One of the most active areas of research is in time-dependent, three-dimensional, resistive magnetohydrodynamic models. These codes are reviewed briefly.

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  • 10. IFIP conference on system modeling and optimization, New York, NY, USA, 31 Aug 1981

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  • Other: DE82006175
  • Report No.: UCRL-85440
  • Report No.: CONF-8108104-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5560142
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092180

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Killeen, J. Computational problems in magnetic fusion research, article, August 31, 1981; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092180/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.