BOUT++: A framework for parallel plasma fluid simulations

@article{Dudson2009BOUTAF,
  title={BOUT++: A framework for parallel plasma fluid simulations},
  author={B. D. Dudson and M. V. Umansky and X. Q. Xu and P. B. Snyder and H. R. Wilson},
  journal={Computer Physics Communications},
  year={2009},
  volume={180},
  pages={1467-1480}
}
A new modular code called BOUT++ is presented, which simulates 3D fluid equations in curvilinear coordinates. Although aimed at simulating Edge Localised Modes (ELMs) in tokamak x-point geometry, the code is able to simulate a wide range of fluid models (magnetised and unmagnetised) involving an arbitrary number of scalar and vector fields, in a wide range of geometries. Time evolution is fully implicit, and 3-order WENO schemes are implemented. Benchmarks are presented for linear and non… CONTINUE READING
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