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Plasma Simulations by Example

Plasma Simulations by Example (Hardback)

By Brieda, Lubos

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The study of plasmas is crucial in improving our understanding of the universe, and they are being increasingly utilised in key technologies such as spacecraft thrusters, plasma medicine, and fusion energy. Providing readers with an easy to follow set of examples that clearly ill...ustrate how simulation codes are written, this book guides readers through how to develop C++ computer codes for simulating plasmas primarily with the kinetic Particle in Cell (PIC) method. This text will be invaluable to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics and engineering looking to learn how to put the theory to the test. Features: Provides a step-by-step introduction to plasma simulations with easy to follow examples Discusses the electrostatic and electromagnetic Particle in Cell (PIC) method on structured and unstructured meshes, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), and Vlasov solvers Covered topics include Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) collisions, surface interactions, axisymmetry, and parallelization strategies. Lubos Brieda has over 15 years of experience developing plasma and gas simulation codes for electric propulsion, contamination transport, and plasma-surface interactions. As part of his master's research work, he developed a 3D ES-PIC electric propulsion plume code, Draco, which is to this date utilized by government labs and private aerospace firms to study plasma thruster plumes. His Ph.D, obtained in 2012 from George Washington University, USA, focused on a multi-scale model for Hall thrusters utilizing fluid-kinetic hybrid PIC codes. He has since then been involved in numerous projects involving development and the use of plasma simulation tools. Since 2014 he has been teaching online courses on plasma simulations through his website: particleincell.com.
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ISBN 9781138342323
Released AU 10 Jan 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781138342323
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Released 10 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Brieda, Lubos
Category Physics
Plasma Physics
General Theory of Computing
Number of Pages 348
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 530.44
Weight 640g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Plasma Ionized gases - Computer simulation, C++ Computer program language
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education