course: Numerical Plasma Simulation

number:
141370
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Peter Brinkmann
lecturer:
Dr. Jan van Dijk (extern)
language:
english
HWS:
3
CP:
4
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • kick-off meeting: Monday the 26.03.2018 from 09:00 in ID 1/104
  • lecture: Wednesday the 28.03.2018 from 09:00 to 16.30 o'clock in ID 1/104
  • lecture: Thursday the 29.03.2018 from 09:00 to 16.30 o'clock in ID 1/104
  • lecture: Friday the 30.03.2018 from 09:00 to 16.30 o'clock in ID 1/104
  • lecture: Saturday the 31.03.2018 from 09:00 to 16.30 o'clock in ID 1/104
  • lecture: Sunday the 01.04.2018 from 09:00 to 16.30 o'clock in ID 1/104

Exam

Oral

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Duration: 30min

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)