Dr. Masaharu Matsumoto, Usui group, Usui team, has been awarded "IEEJ Excellent Presentation Award" for "Development of Electromagnetic Hybrid-PIC Plasma Simulation Code for Magneto-Plasma Sail".
(Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
(Currently) Assistant Professor, Graduate School of System Infomatics, Kobe University)
Feb. 9, 2012
IEEJ Excellent Presentation Award,
The Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (No.4, 2012)
A discretization procedure for a total variation diminishing (TVD) scheme is introduced to an electromagnetic hybrid particle-in-cell (PIC) plasma simulation code in order to suppress the numerical oscillation when calculating the plasma flow field in which magnetic field discontinuities (for example, Rankine-Hugoniot jump conditions for shock waves) are generated. Furthermore, two-dimensional simulations of solar wind plasma flow around magnetic sail have been conducted to examine the scale dependency of the magnetic sail.
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