Accession Number:

ADA114578

Title:

Stability Theory of a Confined Toroidal Plasma. Part II. Modified Energy Principle and Growth Rate.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Based upon the existence and uniqueness of a solution to the linearized Lundquist equations established previously, the modified energy principle for the sigma-stability of a confined toroidal plasma is rigorously justified. A variational principle is developed to find the infimum of sigma, and an estimate for the maximum growth rate is obtained. The results are also extended to a diffuse pinch and a multiple tori plasma. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE