Method for finding minimum energy three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic equilibria with given constraints

M. S. Chu, T. H. Jensen, B. Dy

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Abstract

A practical numerical method for finding the magnetohydrodynamic equilibria of minimum magnetic energy subject to certain constraints is described. The constraints may be those of ideal magnetohydrodynamics or the constraint of constant local μ suggested by Taylor. No assumptions of symmetries are necessary to use the method. Examples of the method for finding Taylor states are described, and the potential of the method for simulation of plasma dynamics is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1611-1616
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982 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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