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Gyrokinetic Large Eddy Simulations

By P. Morel, A. Bañón Navarro, M. Albrecht-Marc, D. Carati, F. Merz, T. Görler and F. Jenko

Abstract

The Large Eddy Simulation (LES) approach is adapted to the study of plasma microturbulence in a fully three-dimensional gyrokinetic system. Ion temperature gradient driven turbulence is studied with the {\sc GENE} code for both a standard resolution and a reduced resolution with a model for the sub-grid scale turbulence. A simple dissipative model for representing the effect of the sub-grid scales on the resolved scales is proposed and tested. Once calibrated, the model appears to be able to reproduce most of the features of the free energy spectra for various values of the ion temperature gradient

Topics: Physics - Plasma Physics, Physics - Computational Physics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1063/1.3601053
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1104.2422
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