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Kinetic simulations of ion transport in fusion devices. (English) Zbl 1279.82005
Springer Theses. Cham: Springer; Madrid: Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Diss.) (ISBN 978-3-319-00421-1/hbk; 978-3-319-00422-8/ebook). xi, 128 p. (2013).
From the publisher’s description: This thesis deals with the problem of ion confinement in thermonuclear fusion devices. The main work carried out in this thesis is the improvement and exploitation of an existing simulation code called ISDEP. This code solves the so-called ion collisional transport in arbitrary plasma geometry, improving in this sense other existing codes. Additionally, it presents outstanding portability and scalability in distributed computing architectures, such as grid or volunteer computing.
The main physical results can be divided into two blocks. First, the study of 3D ion transport in ITER is presented. Secondly, ISDEP has been applied successfully to the study of fast ion dynamics in fusion plasmas.
MSC:
82-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to statistical mechanics
82D77 Quantum waveguides, quantum wires
82D10 Statistical mechanical studies of plasmas
Software:
ISDEP
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