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Development Of Two-dimensional Magneto-hydrodynamic Simulation Code In Cylindrical Geometry Using The Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC130141

Volume

77

Pages

12

Page Range

159 - 170

Published

2013

Size

826 kb

Author(s)

K. Lee, K.-J. Chung, D.-K. Kim, S.-G. Lee & Y. S. Hwang

Abstract

Discontinuous Galerkin finite element method (DG-FEM) is applied for modelling magneto-hydrodynamics of electrically discharging plasma channel (DPC). For the exact application of a material model for DPC and surrounding media, the Lagrangian forms of equations are formulated in cylindrical geometry. This paper presents procedures of formulation and development of two-dimensional simulation code which includes prescribed features with details. To simplify algorithms, element-matrix relations are obtained analytically using linear triangular element and linear shape function. Numerical schemes and sequence of calculation are also discussed with a numerical result to demonstrate the feasibility of proposed method. Keywords: discontinuous Galerkin finite element formulation, Lagrangian simulation, magneto-hydrodynamics, electrical discharge.

Keywords

discontinuous Galerkin finite element formulation, Lagrangian simulation, magneto-hydrodynamics, electrical discharge