Accession Number : ADA184353

Title :   Numerical Simulation of The Reversed Field Pinch,

Corporate Author : UKAEA CULHAM LAB ABINGDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Kirby,P

PDF Url : ADA184353

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This paper describes a series of numerical simulations of field reversal in the Reversed Field Pinch, using an incompressible MHD model and a reference set of plasma conditions. Field reversal and maintenance are observed although at values of the pinch parameter O larger than in experiment. This discrepancy is shown to arise largely from the unrealistic resistivity profile in the reference conditions and may not be fundamental. Qualitative agreement with experiment is demonstrated in several areas. The view that field reversal is due to a simple MHD dynamo is therefore given support.

Descriptors :   *PINCH EFFECT, *MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, DIGITAL SIMULATION, INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW, MAGNETOACOUSTICS, PLASMA WAVES, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE