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NPRE 598 CP - Computational Plasma Physics

Last offered Fall 2024

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in nuclear, plasma, and radiological engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

This course will cover computational methods and codes used to describe matter in the state of plasma. The course will include hands-on computational examples and projects. Topics will include: particle models such as initial value problems, finite-difference schemes in time, error quantification, Von Neumann stability analysis for particle in electric and magnetic fields. Methods for collisional processes in plasmas and for plasma-surface interactions. Fluid plasma models: diffusion-advection-reaction problems, plasma chemistry problems. Kinetic methods: particle-in-cells, Vlasov solvers, Boltzmann solvers. Recommended prerequisite: NPRE 421 or instructor approval.

Related Faculty

Computational Plasma PhysicsCP72374LEC40900 - 1050 M W  329 Davenport Hall Davide Curreli