Accession Number:

AD1088884

Title:

Kinetic Simulation of Non-Equilibrium Plasmas

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,31 Aug 2018

Corporate Author:

University of California Los Angeles United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This project is on innovative methods for kinetic simulation of non-equilibrium plasmas, which are important for applications such as directed energy, remote sensing, space propulsion and space weather. The project is focused on kinetic regimes for which current simulation methods are ineffective, and new analytic and algorithmic ideas are needed. Accomplishments include a Monte Carlo simulation of CollisionalRadiative CR kinetics in plasmas, a new deterministic scheme for collisional-radiative kinetics that allows for allows for non-uniform gridding of the energy axis, while maintaining exact conservation properties, a new strategy for combining a Monte Carlo particle method with computational fluid dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE