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Title: Elk: A New MOOSE Framework Application for Radio-frequency Electromagnetics

Abstract

A new tool in-development for general electromagnetic (EM) simulation for modeling radio-frequency (rf) systems is presented. The primary motivation for development of this tool is to leverage the flexibility and high-performance-computing capability of the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) Framework developed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for complex EM problems. A MOOSE application (or MOOSE App) enables the end user to create a fully-functional simulation scenario without needing explicit knowledge of the underlying finite-element weak form implementation. MOOSE combines the libMesh library and the PetSc suite as the finite element and solver libraries, giving a robust platform for solving highly non-linear, coupled sets of PDEs such as those found in EM and plasma physics problems. Initial validation efforts have included standard waveguide and antenna benchmarks with the current focus being field validation against the well-known capacitively-coupled GEC Reference Cell (GEC-CCP). The results of this effort will be outlined and discussed. Future work plans including cold-plasma rf wave propagation studies and coupling to the plasma fluid MOOSE App, Zapdos [Lindsay et al 2016 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 235204], will also be discussed.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]
  1. Idaho National Laboratory
  2. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  3. North Carolina State University
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
OSTI Identifier:
1498780
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-18-45609-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Gaseous Electronics Conference 2018, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, 11/05/2018 - 11/09/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 - CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 - PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MOOSE Framework; radio-frequency plasma; GEC Reference Cell; electromagnetics; modeling and simulation

Citation Formats

Icenhour, Casey, Lindsay, Alexander, Green, David, Martineau, Richard, and Shannon, Steven. Elk: A New MOOSE Framework Application for Radio-frequency Electromagnetics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Icenhour, Casey, Lindsay, Alexander, Green, David, Martineau, Richard, & Shannon, Steven. Elk: A New MOOSE Framework Application for Radio-frequency Electromagnetics. United States.
Icenhour, Casey, Lindsay, Alexander, Green, David, Martineau, Richard, and Shannon, Steven. Tue . "Elk: A New MOOSE Framework Application for Radio-frequency Electromagnetics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1498780.
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abstractNote = {A new tool in-development for general electromagnetic (EM) simulation for modeling radio-frequency (rf) systems is presented. The primary motivation for development of this tool is to leverage the flexibility and high-performance-computing capability of the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE) Framework developed by Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for complex EM problems. A MOOSE application (or MOOSE App) enables the end user to create a fully-functional simulation scenario without needing explicit knowledge of the underlying finite-element weak form implementation. MOOSE combines the libMesh library and the PetSc suite as the finite element and solver libraries, giving a robust platform for solving highly non-linear, coupled sets of PDEs such as those found in EM and plasma physics problems. Initial validation efforts have included standard waveguide and antenna benchmarks with the current focus being field validation against the well-known capacitively-coupled GEC Reference Cell (GEC-CCP). The results of this effort will be outlined and discussed. Future work plans including cold-plasma rf wave propagation studies and coupling to the plasma fluid MOOSE App, Zapdos [Lindsay et al 2016 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 235204], will also be discussed.},
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