course: Numerical Plasma Simulation

number:
141370
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Peter Brinkmann
lecturers:
Dr. Jan van Dijk (extern), Dr. Efe Kemaneci (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
3
CP:
3
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Wednesday the 10.10.2018
  • lecture Wednesdays: from 11:15 to 12.45 o'clock in ID 04/413
  • tutorial Wednesdays: from 13:00 to 14.00 o'clock in ID 04/413

Exam

Oral

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Duration: 30min
Exam registration: Directly with the lecturer

goals

This course discusses a number of key concepts in the numerical simulation of plasmas and gas discharges. The theories behind fluid and kinetic plasma modelling will be briefly discussed. The participants have developed and modified various C++ and MATLAB simulation programs to familiarise themselves with the numerical and computational aspects of the subject matter.

content

In order to understand and improve plasma sources, numerical simulation has become an invaluable addition to experiments in the past decades. At present, time-dependent three-dimensional codes in which all relevant plasma features are dealt with self-consistently are starting to appear.

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

Basic knowledge of C/C++ or MATLAB and plasma physics.

miscellaneous

For further questions, please contact Sebastian Wilczek ID 1/130 (email: sebastian.wilczek@rub.de)