NIMROD Team Meeting Agenda

August 27-28, 2008

Held at: General Atomics, San-Diego, CA

Building 13, Room 215


Wednesday, Aug. 27

8:30-8:45 Welcoming and coffee

Model development:

8:45-9:15 Carl Sovinec and Eric Howell—Hyper-diffusivity and Grad-Shafranov solver

9:15-9:45 Jeong-Young Ji (presented by E. Held)—Implementation and application tests of

generalized moments

9:45-10:30 Eric Held— Continuum DKE computation in nimrod


10:45-11:15 Charlson Kim— High-order fields in particle advance and deposition

11:15-11:45 Scott Kruger— Update on coupling development for SWIM

11:45-12:15 Val Izzo— Tracing runaway electrons with NIMFL

lunch break

Performance development and scaling:

1:15-1:45 Ping Zhu— NIMROD on PlayStation 3

1:45-2:30 Carl Sovinec—Fourier-off-diagonal preconditioning and scaling of 2-fluid


2:30-2:50 Eric Held— Scaling with nonlocal closures

2:50-3:10 Charlson Kim—Scaling with simulation particles

3:10-3:30 All—Scaling discussion

team building exercise

team dinner

Thursday, Aug. 28


9:00-9:30 Bonita Squires—Peeling-ballooning in shifted-circle equilibria

9:30-9:50 Ping Zhu— Late nonlinear stage of tokamak ballooning

9:50-10:05 Mark Schlutt (presented by C. Hegna)— Finite-beta 3-D MHD equilibria

10:05-10:20 Andrea Montgomery (presented by C. Hegna)— beginning studies of resistive

wall mode/field error physics


10:30-11:00 Scott Kruger and Dylan Brennan— High-beta tearing modes

and error-field penetration in tokamaks, preliminary work

11:00-11:30 Carl Sovinec, Jake King, and Nick Murphy— Two-fluid 1/1 and tearing

11:30-12:00 Val Izzo— Dilution cooling in disruption mitigation simulations

12:00-12:30 Tom Jenkins (presented by D. Schnack)— Island-suppression simulations for 


lunch break

1:30-2:00 Charlson Kim—PSI-Center applications:  LDX, SSX, and FRC

2:00-2:30 Chris Carey (presented by C. Sovinec)— Rotation stabilization of jet kinks

2:30-3:00 Adam Bayliss, John O’Bryan, Tom Bird (C. Sovinec)— Helicity injection  


3:00-3:30 Adam Bayliss (D. Schnack)— Simulations of spherical dynamo experiment


Project improvement:

3:45-4:15 Scott Kruger, Eric Held, Charlson Kim, and Val Izzo—updates (??)

4:15-4:30 Rostom Dagazian—view from Germantown

4:30 Discussion of dates and location for the next meeting