Accession Number:

ADA000540

Title:

Study of the MHD Instabilities of a Cylindrical Belt Pinch Using the Finite Element Method.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INST FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-25

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The hydromagnetic stability of a cylindrical pinch of rectangular cross section is studied numerically using the finite element method. The plasma is subdivided into a number of rectangular elements within each of which the perturbations are expressed in terms of nodal values which are taken as parameters of a Lagrangian. Minimizing the Lagrangian with respect to these variables produces an eigenvalue problem. The stability of the pinch is determined from the eigenvalues. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE