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The EIRENE neutral gas transport code is described. This code resorts to a combinatorial discretisation of general 3-dimensional computational volumes. It is a multispecies code solving simultaneously a system of linear kinetic transport equations of almost arbitrary complexity. A crude model for transport of ionised particles along magnetic field lines is also included. EIRENE is coupled to external databases for atomic and molecular data and for surface reflection data, and it calls various user-supplied routines, e.g. for exchange of data with other (fluid) transport codes. The main goal of code development was to provide a tool to investigate neutral gas transport in magnetically confined plasmas. But, due to its flexibility, it also serves to solve linear kinetic transport equations in general, by applying a stochastic rather than a numerical or analytical method of solution.

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Authors: REITER D, Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH, Institut für Plasmaphysik, Jülich (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: Jül-2599 EN (1992) 165 pp.
Availability: Available from Zentralbibliothek der Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH, Postfach 1913, 5170 Jülich (DE)
Record Number: 199211064 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en