Axially symmetric magnetohydrodynamic equilibria with free-boundaries and arbitrary cross section

M. S. Chu, D. Dobrott, T. H. Jensen, T. Tamano

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Abstract

An iterative method is used to solve the magnetohydrodynamic equations of free-boundary, axially symmetric equilibria with arbitrary cross section. The method is applied numerically to the study of the plasma equilibrium. The limiter creates a vacuum region outside the plasma. It is shown that the current density profile has a strong effect on the equilibrium. Topologically different equilibria may be obtained by changes in the parameters which determine the current profile. The method is also applied to generate elliptic, D-shape, doublet, and other shapes of equilibria maintained by coil systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1187
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1974 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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