Numerical solution to the Vlasov equation: The 1D code

Published: 01-12-1999| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8m4d8t55jy.1
Eric Fijalkow


Abstract The code solves the one-dimensional Vlasov equation by an Eulerian Flux Balance algorithm (E. Fijalkow, A numerical solution to the Vlasov equation, Comput. Phys. Commun 116 (1999) 319–328). The self consistent electric field given by the solution of the Poisson equation is calculated by a method given by G Knorr et al. (G. Knorr, B. Joyce, A.J. Marcus, J. Comput. Phys. 38 (1980) 227–236). The output of the code is the distribution function in phase space and a listing of diagnostics as total... Title of program: vl1dper Catalogue Id: ADJQ_v1_0 Nature of problem The numerical solution of the Vlasov Poisson system is commonly used to follow the evolution of plasmas. For years the most used method has been particles simulation (PIC codes). Advantages of the method are its capability to run with a small number of particles, its accurate treatment of advection and the absence of a need for velocity space meshes. The major inconvenience of that method is its inefficiency to present the behaviour of high velocity particles in near Maxwellian plasmas. These ki ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADJQ_v1_0; vl1dper; 10.1016/S0010-4655(98)00147-7 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)