Course Title : Nonlinear Physics in Fusion Plasmas

Code 10R013
Course Year Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 3rd
Location C3-Lecture Room 5
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English
Instructor Atsushi Fukuyama,

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to computational modeling and simulation of magnetically confined fusion plasmas. Topics include elements of nonlinear plasma physics, modeling of various phenomena in fusion plasmas, computational methods in plasma physics, and integrated simulation of fusion plasmas


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Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Nonlinear Phenomena in Plasma Physics 1 Review of nonlinear phenomena in plasmas; modeling of plasmas
Nonlinear Waves in Plasmas 2 Nonlinear ion acoustic waves; Korteweg de Vries equation; Soliton; Nonlinear Schrodinger equation
Wave-Particle Interaction in Plasmas 2 Linear wave particle resonant interaction; Landau damping; Trapping in a single wave: Nonlinear interaction with waves; Stochastic particle motion; Quasi-linear interaction
Wave-Wave Interaction in Plasmas 2 Parametric instability; Three-wave interaction
Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations 4 Basics of numerical simulations; Ordinary differential equation; Partial differential equation; Matrix solver
Numerical Simulation of Fusion Plasmas 3 Numerical simulation of fusion plasmas: equilibrium, transport, heating and current drive, stability, energetic particles, integrated modeling
Assessment of Achievement 1 Assessment of Achievement





Plasma Physics, Fundamental Magnetohydrodynamics, Fusion Plasma Physics, or equivalents

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