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  • Main Title Plasma simulation studies using multilevel physics models


  • Author: Park, W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Belova, E.V.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Fu, G.Y.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (United States)


  • Name: Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory.
    Place of Publication: Princeton, New Jersey
    Additional Info: Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States)


  • Creation: 2000-01-19


  • English


  • Content Description: The question of how to proceed toward ever more realistic plasma simulation studies using ever increasing computing power is addressed. The answer presented here is the M3D (Multilevel 3D) project, which has developed a code package with a hierarchy of physics levels that resolve increasingly complete subsets of phase-spaces and are thus increasingly more realistic. The rationale for the multilevel physics models is given. Each physics level is described and examples of its application are given. The existing physics levels are fluid models (3D configuration space), namely magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) and two-fluids; and hybrid models, namely gyrokinetic-energetic-particle/MHD (5D energetic particle phase-space), gyrokinetic-particle-ion/fluid-electron (5D ion phase-space), and full-kinetic-particle-ion/fluid-electron level (6D ion phase-space). Resolving electron phase-space (5D or 6D) remains a future project. Phase-space-fluid models are not used in favor of delta f particle models. A practical and accurate nonlinear fluid closure for noncollisional plasmas seems not likely in the near future.
  • Physical Description: 198 Kilobytes pages


  • STI Subject Categories: 99 Mathematics, Computing, And Information Science
  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion
  • Keyword: Plasma Simulation
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • Keyword: Plasma Fluid Equations
  • Keyword: Computer Codes
  • Keyword: Phase Space
  • Keyword: Magnetohydrodynamics


  • Other Information: PBD: 19 Jan 2000


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: PPPL--3423
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/750291
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 750291
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704449


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