Author: Alexander Wurm
Requested Type: Poster
Submitted: 2016-02-15 12:10:28
Western New England University
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Springfield, MA 01095
Ideal MHD and various reduced magnetofluid models can be derived from an action principle expressed in Lagrangian variables. In this work, an extension of Ref. , we explore the possibility of including finite ion gyro-radii contributions in three dimensions using a three-dimensional generalization of the gyro-map introduced in Ref. and further analyzed in Ref.. The resulting equations of motion will be compared to models from the literature. In addition, obtaining the same equations using a Hamiltonian approach will be explored. This poster is based on joint work with M. Lingam (Princeton) and P.J. Morrison (UT Austin).
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