SPICES1
swMATH ID:  1173 
Software Authors:  V. Riccardo, G.G.M. Coppa, G. Lapenta 
Description:  SPICES1  a smartparticle code for kinetic plasma simulation. SPICES1 (Smart Particle In Cell ElectroStatic 1D) simulates 1D plasmas governed by the Vlasov equation. A linear FokkerPlanck operator can be used to represent collisions between plasma species and a given background. The electrostatic approximation is used and no magnetic field is present. SPICES1 uses computational particles with internal degrees of freedom (smart particles) to represent better the evolution of the many physical particles allocated to one single computational particle, employing a modified version of the BLOB method. The BLOB approach leads to inexpensive low noise calculations and has the additional advantage to allow an accurate and deterministic treatment of collision operators. The present work describes the steps taken to implement the BLOB method to create SPICES1. All the instructions required to use SPICES1 are given in details. Several test cases and paradigmatic applications are presented to illustrate the capabilities of SPICES1 and to provide benchmarks for testing purposes 
Homepage:  http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/ADIQ_v1_0.html 
Programming Languages:  Fortran, C. 
Operating Systems:  UNIXAIX, Windows 95/NT. 
Keywords:  Plasma physics; Kinetic models; Particleincell; Vlasov equation; Fokkerplanck equation. 
Related Software:  Vador 
Cited in:  3 Publications 
Standard Articles
1 Publication describing the Software, including 1 Publication in zbMATH  Year 

SPICES1  A smartparticle code for kinetic plasma simulation. Zbl 0995.81548 Riccardo, V.; Coppa, G. G. M.; Lapenta, G. 
1998

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Cited by 6 Authors
1  Coppa, Gianni G. M. 
1  Lapenta, Giovanni 
1  Larson, David J. 
1  Lipatov, Alexander S. 
1  Riccardo, V. 
1  Young, Christopher V. 
Cited in 2 Serials
2  Journal of Computational Physics 
1  Computer Physics Communications 
Cited in 4 Fields
2  Fluid mechanics (76XX) 
2  Statistical mechanics, structure of matter (82XX) 
1  Numerical analysis (65XX) 
1  Quantum theory (81XX) 