NIMROD Team Meeting Agenda

August 17-19, 2017

Tech-X Corporation, 5621 Arapahoe Ave., Suite A

Boulder, Colorado

Meeting minutes

Thursday, August 17

Computational topics:

8:25-8:30         Welcoming

8:30-9:15         Carl Sovinec—Review of first-order least-squares investigations for NIMROD

9:15-10:00       Tom Manteuffel—Two-fluid plasma modeling using the Darwin approximation

10:00-10:15     Discussion

10:15-10:30     break

10:30-11:30     Jacob King—Vectorization and plans for NIMROD infrastructure work and

                        curvature-induced instability with flow; (simd TEST code)

11:30-12:15     Brian Cornille—High-order advection based remap of magnetic fields in an

                        arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian code; [Background on H(div) & H(curl)]

12:15-12:30     Discussion

12:30-1:45       lunch break

Physical model development and analysis:

1:45-2:30         Jeong-Young Ji—Updates on development of moment-based closures

2:30-3:15         Eric Held—Update on continuum closures

3:15-3:30         Discussion

3:30-3:45         break


3:45-4:30         Ping Zhu—Kinetic-MHD simulations of energetic particle driven modes in


4:30-5:15         Matt BeidlerNonlinear modeling of forced magnetic reconnection with

                        transient perturbations

5:15-5:30         Discussion

team dinner

Friday, August 18

8:30-9:15         Tom JenkinsDevelopment of a synthetic microwave imaging reflectometry


9:15-10:00       Daniel BarnesTibbar boundary conditions for NIMROD

10:00-10:15     Discussion

10:15-10:30     break

10:30-11:15     Torrin BechtelStellarator equilibrium beta limit studies and related


11:15-11:45     Jacob MaddoxChecks on energy conservation and conversion during simulated

                        magnetic reconnection

11:45-12:00     Discussion

12:00-1:30       lunch break

1:30-5:00         team building

Saturday, August 19

9:00-9:45         Eric HowellSimulations of Disruptions in CTH

9:45-10:30       Simon Woodruff—3D Resistive MHD Simulations of Formation, Compression,

                        and Acceleration of Compact Tori

10:30-10:45     break

10:45-11:30     Kyle Bunkers—Study of axisymmetric vertical displacement events

11:30-12:15     Carl SovinecComputation of vertical displacement events with asymmetric


12:15-12:30     Discussion