Accession Number : AD0712562

Title :   NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF PLASMAS AT PRINCETON I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Apr-31 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J PLASMA PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dawson,J. M. ; Kruer,W. L. ; Boris,J. P. ; Orens,J. H. ; Oberman,C.

Report Date : 31 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : A program on numerical plasma simulation was undertaken. The following codes were developed: One- and two-dimensional models using finite-sized particles and including only electrostatic interactions between particles; One, one and a half (two velocities and one position), two, and two and a half (three velocities and two positions) codes were developed using finite-sized particles, electrostatic particle interactions and a fixed magnetic field; A three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic fluid model was developed. Extensive checks on the accuracy and reliability of the codes were made. The codes were applied to a number of problems in plasma turbulence and nonlinear behavior. Brief summaries of the work are attached. They are taken from the Annual Report of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, SIMULATION), (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CHARGED PARTICLES, STABILITY, INTERACTIONS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, MAGNETIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE