Francisco Ogando

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The direct implicit method with a second-order implicit integration scheme is formulated for and applied to the electron parallel nonlinearity in global electrostatic gyrokinetic particle in cell simulations of toroidal fusion plasmas. The method shows improved numerical accuracy and stability properties compared to the direct implicit method with a(More)
We describe the parallel full-f gyrokinetic particle-in-cell plasma simulation code ELMFIRE and the issue of solving a electrostatic potential from particle data distributed across several MPI (Message Passing Interface) processes. The potential is solved through a linear system with a strongly sparse matrix and ELMFIRE stores data of the estimated nonzero(More)
Gyrokinetic particle-in-cell simulation on a transport and microinstability time scale is performed with the ELMFIRE code for a small tokamak FT-2 with kinetic electrons. Turbulent modes are characterized based on their poloidal phase velocity, and tentative comparison with the Doppler reflectometric measurement is done for the poloidal mode rotation.(More)
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