A finite element formulation of the Darwin PIC model for use on unstructured grids. (English) Zbl 0834.76052

Summary: We introduce a new formulation of the Darwin approximation of Maxwell’s equations and discuss its domain of applicability. We describe a finite element implementation of this model, allowing the use of unstructured grids, and its coupling with a PIC method for the particles.


76M10 Finite element methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
76X05 Ionized gas flow in electromagnetic fields; plasmic flow
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