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Abstract

An exact representation of toroidal magneto-hydrodynamics is proposed, in which the electro-magnetic and the velocity fields are represented in terms of stream functions and potentials, without assuming any spatial symmetries. Two important features of this representation are the use of a time independent but otherwise arbitrary reference field B and the fact that the vector product of the velocity V with B, not V itself, is represented in terms of stream functions. In this way the equations take a form which allows relatively easy physical interpretation, which is well suited for deriving reduced MHD equations for particular stability problems.

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Authors: MASCHKE E K, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MORROS TOSAS J, CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 31 (1989), No. 4, pp. 563-586
Record Number: 198910678 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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