A REPRESENTATION OF MHD AND ITS APPLICATION TO NONLINEAR STATIONARY STATES
In order to study nonlinear saturated MHD instabilities, a previously proposed exact representation of MHD by scalar functions is generalized to arbitrary non-orthogonal coordinates, and a system of reduced equations is derived for the case of helical symmetry. Using this reduced system, the bifurcation of stationary nonlinear solutions of the kink type from a cylindrical plasma equilibrium is studied.
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT EUR-CEA-FC-1352-EN-88, AVAILABILITY: CEA/CEN, CADARACHE, F
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Record Number: 1989126097200 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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