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Volume 4.


A Spectral Element Implementation for the M3D Extended MHD Code

H. R. Strauss 1*, B. Hientzsch 1, J. Chen 2

1 New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012, USA.
2 Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08570, USA.

Received 29 October 2007; Accepted (in revised version) 20 December 2007
Available online 14 April 2008

Abstract

A spectral element library has been developed and integrated with the M3D extended MHD code. The currently used linear triangular finite element implementation and the new high order quadrilateral spectral element implementation are directly compared on equilibrium, linear stability, and nonlinear evolution calculations run on the same problems.

AMS subject classifications: 65M70
PACS: 52.65.Kj
Key words: Spectral elements, extended MHD, M3D.

*Corresponding author.
Email: strauss@cims.nyu.edu (H. R. Strauss), bernhard.hientzsch@ wachovia.com (B. Hientzsch), jchen@pppl.gov (J. Chen)
 

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