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HIDENEK: an implicit particle simulation of kinetic-MHD phenomena in three-dimensional plasmas

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Abstract

An advanced `kinetic-MHD` simulation method and its applications to plasma physics are given in this lecture. This method is quite suitable for studying strong nonlinear, kinetic processes associated with large space-scale, low-frequency electromagnetic phenomena of plasmas. A full set of the Maxwell equations, and the Newton-Lorentz equations of motion for particle ions and guiding-center electrons are adopted. In order to retain only the low-frequency waves and instabilities, implicit particle-field equations are derived. The present implicit-particle method is proved to reproduce the MHD eigenmodes such as Alfven, magnetosonic and kinetic Alfven waves in a thermally near-equilibrium plasma. In the second part of the lecture, several physics applications are shown. These include not only the growth of the instabilities of beam ions against the background plasmas and helical kink of the current, but they also demonstrate nonlinear results such as pitch-angle scattering of the ions. Recent progress in the simulation of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability is also presented with a special emphasis on the mixing of plasma particles. (author).
Authors:
Publication Date:
May 01, 1993
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NIFS-224
Reference Number:
SCA: 700370; PA: JPN-93:011131; EDB-94:016691; ERA-19:006017; NTS-94:018167; SN: 93001119347
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1993
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS; PLASMA SIMULATION; H CODES; HELMHOLTZ INSTABILITY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; PLASMA; KINETIC EQUATIONS; ALGORITHMS; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; NUMERICAL SOLUTION; 700370; PLASMA FLUID AND MHD PROPERTIES
OSTI ID:
10110074
Research Organizations:
National Inst. for Fusion Science, Nagoya (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE94727544; TRN: JP9311131
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS; INIS
Submitting Site:
JPN
Size:
39 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Tanaka, Motohiko. HIDENEK: an implicit particle simulation of kinetic-MHD phenomena in three-dimensional plasmas. Japan: N. p., 1993. Web.
Tanaka, Motohiko. HIDENEK: an implicit particle simulation of kinetic-MHD phenomena in three-dimensional plasmas. Japan.
Tanaka, Motohiko. 1993. "HIDENEK: an implicit particle simulation of kinetic-MHD phenomena in three-dimensional plasmas." Japan.
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title = {HIDENEK: an implicit particle simulation of kinetic-MHD phenomena in three-dimensional plasmas}
author = {Tanaka, Motohiko}
abstractNote = {An advanced `kinetic-MHD` simulation method and its applications to plasma physics are given in this lecture. This method is quite suitable for studying strong nonlinear, kinetic processes associated with large space-scale, low-frequency electromagnetic phenomena of plasmas. A full set of the Maxwell equations, and the Newton-Lorentz equations of motion for particle ions and guiding-center electrons are adopted. In order to retain only the low-frequency waves and instabilities, implicit particle-field equations are derived. The present implicit-particle method is proved to reproduce the MHD eigenmodes such as Alfven, magnetosonic and kinetic Alfven waves in a thermally near-equilibrium plasma. In the second part of the lecture, several physics applications are shown. These include not only the growth of the instabilities of beam ions against the background plasmas and helical kink of the current, but they also demonstrate nonlinear results such as pitch-angle scattering of the ions. Recent progress in the simulation of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability is also presented with a special emphasis on the mixing of plasma particles. (author).}
place = {Japan}
year = {1993}
month = {May}
}