NIMROD Team Meeting Agenda

Online Sessions on Wednesday May 5 and Thursday May 6, 2021

Minutes of the team meeting

Session 1: Wednesday, May 5 (Central Daylight Savings Time)

8:55-9:00 AM      Welcoming (bring your own beverage)

9:00-9:30 AM      Shiyong Zeng, Impurity radiation induced current sheet and island formation during MGI

9:30-10:00 AM Haolong Li, Magnetic surface breaking and healing during a 3D VDE

10:00-10:30 AM Urvashi Gupta, Magnetic relaxation and energy transport in RFP simulations

10:30-10:45 AM break

10:45-11:15 AM Tyler Markham, Progress and plans for the nonlinear relativistic collision operator

11:15-11:45 AM Alex Sainterme, Development and testing of a reduced runaway electron model for disruption simulation

11:45-12:15 PM Valerie Izzo, Validation of dispersive-shell-pellet injection modeling with DIII-D pellet velocity scan

12:15-12:45 PM break

12:45-1:15 PM     Charlson Kim, Shattered pellet injection modeling

1:15-1:45 PM

Eric Howell, Analysis of nonlinear energy transfer in NTM simulation

1:45-2:00 PM


2:00-2:30 PM

Hankyu Lee, Update on a transport study using parallel moment equations in


2:30-3:00 PM

Sina Taheri, Analysis of plasma-neutral time-discretization schemes on 1D tokamak and z-pinch injection cases


Session 2: Thursday, May 6 (Central Daylight Savings Time)

10:15-10:45 AM Omar Lopez Ortiz, Sawtooth simulations in the Compact Toroidal Hybrid

10:45-11:15 AM Andrew Spencer, Accurate integral methods for computing continuum drift- kinetic Rosenbluth potentials

11:15-11:45 AM Scott Kruger, Theoretical numerical analysis

11:45-12:00 PM break

12:00-12:30 PM Nan Ding, A message-driven, multi-GPU parallel sparse triangular solver

12:30-1:00 PM     Yang Liu, Autotuning NIMROD performance using GPTune

1:00-1:30 PM       Jake King, Diverted 2D tokamak-edge plasma-neutral calculations for DIII-D and associated edge torques

1:30-2:00 PM       break


2:00-2:30 PM

Joseph Jepson, Successful benchmarking of NIMROD continuum kinetics on


on steady-state poloidal flow and next steps

2:30-3:00 PM

Jeong-Young Ji, Moments of the Boltzmann collision operator

3:00-3:30 PM

Gavin Held, Relativistic phase space vortex dynamics: a benchmark

3:30-4:00 PM

Carl Sovinec, Update on nimstell formulation and implementation

4:00-5:00 PM


online social hour and adjourn