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jarboeicc2006.pdf2006-02-16 18:50:27Tom Jarboe

The Plasma Science and Innovation Center (PSI-Center)

Author: Tom Jarboe
Submitted: 2005-12-21 15:20:31

Co-authors: R. A. Bayliss3, E. Held2, J-Y. Ji2, C. C. Kim1, G. Marklin1, A. I. D. Macnab1, R. D. Milroy1, B. A. Nelson1, U. Shumlak1, C. Sovenic3, S. Vadlamani1, and S. Woodruff, 1University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, 2Utah State University, Logan, Uta

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PO Box 352250
Seattle, WA   98195-2

Abstract Text:
A principal goal of the Plasma Science and Innovation Center (PSI-Center, http://www.psicenter.org) is the refinement of overlapping computational tools with sufficient physics, boundary conditions, and geometry to be calibrated with experiments to achieve significantly improved predictive capabilities. The PSI-Center is supporting ICC experiments, especially EC experiments. The PSI-Center will initially concentrate on five focus areas: 1) two fluid / Hall physics, 2) kinetic and FLR effects, 3) reconnection and relaxation physics, 4) transport, atomic physics and radiation, and 5) boundary conditions and geometry. These focus areas are being addressed by three computational groups, the Boundary Conditions and Geometry Group (topic 4 and 5), the Two-Fluid, MHD Transport, and Relaxation Group (topics 1, 3, and 4), and the FLR and Kinetic Effects Group (topic 1,2, and 4). The PSI-Center is presently adding EC-relevant physics to the 3D MHD codes NIMROD (http://www.nimrodteam.org) and MH4D. The PSI-Center Interfacing Group assists personnel on collaborating experiments on getting started with using these codes on their experiments, and with visualization of code results and comparison with experimental data. The entire ICC community is invited to participate in this center, while nine experimental programs will provide the initial database. These nine experiments are: 1) Caltech reconnection experiments, 2) FRX-L, 3) HIT-SI, 4) MBX, 5) PHD, 6) SSPX, 7) SSX, 8) TCS, and 9) ZaP. (Work supported by DOE)
Category E10: How can MHD codes be made more predictive?

Characterization: E10


The University of Texas at Austin

Innovative Confinement Concepts Workshop
February 13-16, 2006
Austin, Texas

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