Accession Number : ADA180334

Title :   Computer Simulation of Bounded Plasma Systems,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lawson, William S

PDF Url : ADA180334

Report Date : 05 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The physical and numerical problems of kinetic simulation of a bounded electrostatic plasma system in one planar dimension are examined, and solutions to them are presented. These problems include particle absorption, reflection and emission at boundaries, the solution of Poisson's equation under non-periodic boundary conditions, and the treatment of an external circuit connecting the boundaries. Some comments are also made regarding the problems of higher dimensions. The methods which are described here are implemented in a code named PDW1.

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, ABSORPTION, BOUNDARIES, CIRCUITS, ELECTROSTATICS, EMISSION, EXTERNAL, KINETICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PARTICLES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, POISSON EQUATION, SIMULATION, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), ONE DIMENSIONAL

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE