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Abstract

Explicit symplectic integration schemes for the Arnold-Beltrami-Childress flows are presented and compared to the fourth order Runge-Kutta method. For the calculation of stable orbits with moderate accuracy the symplectic schemes are more efficient. The structure of the Hamiltonian prevents the implementation of symplectic methods with constant time steps.

Additional information

Authors: TIPPETT M K, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/332 EN (1995) 17 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199511648 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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