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Post-edited Exact conservation laws for gyrokinetic Vlasov-Poisson equations

Auteurs : Tronko, Natalia (Auteur de la Conférence)
CIRM (Editeur )

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gyrokinetic field theory modern gyrokinetic theory non-canonical Hamiltonian dynamics concept of gyrokinetic reduction Eulerian gyrokinetic variational principle gyrokinetic Vlasov-Poisson equations Noether's method gyrokinetic momentum conservation tokamak symmetry physical interpretation of momentum conservation law gyrokinetic polarization momentum transport equation

Résumé : The momentum transport in a fusion device such as a tokamak has been in a scope of the interest during last decade. Indeed, it is tightly related to the plasma rotation and therefore its stabilization, which in its turn is essential for the confinement improvement. The intrinsic rotation, i.e. the part of the rotation occurring without any external torque is one of the possible sources of plasma stabilization.
The modern gyrokinetic theory [3] is an ubiquitous theoretical framework for lowfrequency fusion plasma description. In this work we are using the field theory formulation of the modern gyrokinetics [1]. The main attention is focussed on derivation of the momentum conservation law via the Noether method, which allows to connect symmetries of the system with conserved quantities by means of the infinitesimal space-time translations and rotations.
Such an approach allows to consistently keep the gyrokinetic dynamical reduction effects into account and therefore leads towards a complete momentum transport equation.
Elucidating the role of the gyrokinetic polarization is one of the main results of this work. We show that the terms resulting from each step of the dynamical reduction (guiding-center and gyrocenter) should be consistently taken into account in order to establish physical meaning of the transported quantity. The present work [2] generalizes previous result obtained in [4] by taking into the account purely geometrical contributions into the radial polarization.

Codes MSC :
35L65 - Conservation laws
70S10 - Symmetries and conservation laws
82C40 - Kinetic theory of gases
82D10 - Plasmas
35Q83 - Vlasov-like equations

    Informations sur la Vidéo

    Réalisateur : Hennenfent, Guillaume
    Langue : Anglais
    Date de publication : 17/08/14
    Date de captation : 04/08/14
    Collection : Research talks
    Format : QuickTime (.mov) Durée : 00:55:54
    Domaine : Mathematical Physics ; PDE
    Audience : Chercheurs ; Doctorants , Post - Doctorants
    Download : http://videos.cirm-math.fr/2014-08-04_Tronko.mp4

Informations sur la rencontre

Nom du congrès : CEMRACS : Numerical modeling of plasmas / CEMRACS : Modèles numériques des plasmas
Organisteurs Congrès : Campos Pinto, Martin ; Charles, Frédérique ; Guillard, Hervé ; Nkonga, Boniface
Dates : 21/07/14 - 29/08/14
Année de la rencontre : 2014
URL Congrès : http://smai.emath.fr/cemracs/cemracs14/

Citation Data

DOI : 10.24350/CIRM.V.18555703
Cite this video as: Tronko, Natalia (2014). Exact conservation laws for gyrokinetic Vlasov-Poisson equations. CIRM. Audiovisual resource. doi:10.24350/CIRM.V.18555703
URI : http://dx.doi.org/10.24350/CIRM.V.18555703


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  2. [2] Brizard, A.J. and Tronko, N. Exact momentum conservation laws for the gyrokinetic Vlasov-Poisson equations. Physics of Plasmas 18, 082307 (2011), no. 8 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3625554

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