Computation of zero β three-dimensional equilibria with magnetic islands


Journal Article

A Picard iteration scheme has been implemented for the computation of toroidal, fully three-dimensional, zero β equilibria with islands and stochastic regions. Representation of the variables in appropriate coordinate systems has been found to be a key to making the scheme work well. In particular, different coordinate systems are used for solving magnetic differential equations and Ampere's law. The current profile is adjusted when islands and stochastic regions appear. An underrelaxation of the current profile modifications is generally needed for stable iteration of the algorithm. Some examples of equilibrium calculations are presented. © 1990.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reiman, AH; Greenside, HS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 349 - 365

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1090-2716

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9991

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0021-9991(90)90257-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus