Accession Number : ADA114578

Title :   Stability Theory of a Confined Toroidal Plasma. Part II. Modified Energy Principle and Growth Rate.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Laurence,Peter ; Shen,M C

PDF Url : ADA114578

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Based upon the existence and uniqueness of a solution to the linearized Lundquist equations established previously, the modified energy principle for the sigma-stability of a confined toroidal plasma is rigorously justified. A variational principle is developed to find the infimum of sigma, and an estimate for the maximum growth rate is obtained. The results are also extended to a diffuse pinch and a multiple tori plasma. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), *Toroids, *Linear algebraic equations, *Growth(General), *Rates, Variational principles, Diffusion, Pinch effect, Stability, Theory, Magnetohydrodynamics, Energy

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE