Numerical Simulation of Plasmas

  • Yuri N. Dnestrovskii
  • Dimitri P. Kostomarov

Part of the Springer Series in Computational Physics book series (SCIENTCOMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Yuri N. Dnestrovskii, Dimitri P. Kostomarov
    Pages 1-28
  3. Yuri N. Dnestrovskii, Dimitri P. Kostomarov
    Pages 29-97
  4. Yuri N. Dnestrovskii, Dimitri P. Kostomarov
    Pages 98-182
  5. Yuri N. Dnestrovskii, Dimitri P. Kostomarov
    Pages 183-240
  6. Yuri N. Dnestrovskii, Dimitri P. Kostomarov
    Pages 241-287
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-306

About this book


This book is devoted to mathematical modeling of tokamak plasma. Since the appearance in 1982 of the first edition (in Russian), a considerable amount of experimental and theoretical material on tokamak research has been accumu­ lated. The new-generation devices, viz. , TFTR, JET and JT-60 were put into operation. The first experiments on these units have confirmed the correctness of the basic physical concepts underlying their construction. Experiments on plasma heating with the help of neutral beams and high-frequency (HF) waves on previous generation devices made it possible to obtain high-P plasmas. The number of "medium-size" tokamaks in operation has increased. New experi­ mental results and advances in the theory have led to more complicated and perfected models of high-temperature plasma. Rapid progress in computer hardware and software has played an important role in the further development of mathematical modeling. While preparing the English edition of the book, we have revised the text considerably. Several new models which have undergone significant advance­ ment in recent years are described. A section devoted to models of RF (radio frequency) current drive has been added to Chap. 2. The reduced magneto­ hydrodynamic (MHD) equations for high-P plasma are now considered in detail in Chap. 3. Chapter 4 contains the latest results on anomalous thermal conductivity, diffusion coefficient and pinching. Two new sections are added to Chap. 5.


Cross section Plasmas Potential Simulation collision diffusion equilibrium experiment magnetic field numerical method particles physical concepts relative motion solution units

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuri N. Dnestrovskii
    • 1
  • Dimitri P. Kostomarov
    • 2
  1. 1.Kurchatov Institute of Atomic EnergyMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.Department of Computer Mathematics and CyberneticsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82594-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82592-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-8322
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