Monte Carlo method and High Performance Computing for solving Fokker–Planck equation of minority plasma particles
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

This paper explains how to obtain the distribution function of minority ions in tokamak plasmas using the Monte Carlo method. Since the emphasis is on energetic ions, the guiding-center transformation is outlined, including also the transformation of the collision operator. Even within the guiding-center formalism, the fast particle simulations can still be very CPU intensive and, therefore, we introduce the reader also to the world of high-performance computing. The paper is concluded with a few examples where the presented method has been applied.

Författare

Eero Hirvijoki

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Taina Kurki-Suonio

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

S Äkäslompolo

J Varje

T Koskela

J Miettunen

Journal of Plasma Physics

0022-3778 (ISSN) 1469-7807 (eISSN)

Vol. 81 3 Art. no. 435810301 -

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Energi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Ämneskategorier

Fusion, plasma och rymdfysik

DOI

10.1017/S0022377815000203

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2017-10-08