Validation of a 3D MHD plasma equilibrium formulation

Oszkar Biro, Pietro Testoni, Alfredo Portone

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A fully three-dimensional (3D) formulation of the plasma equilibrium is introduced based on the finite element method. The current density and the flux density are described by vector potential functions represented by edge elements. The formulation is validated by showing that the algebraic equations resulting from it are satisfied by the solutions of the axisymmetric Grad-Shafranov equation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEFC 2022 - 20th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781665468336
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event20th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation: CEFC 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 202226 Oct 2022
Conference number: 20


Conference20th Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation
Abbreviated titleCEFC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Internet address


  • eddy currents
  • finite element method
  • plasma equilibrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Instrumentation
  • Modelling and Simulation


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