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Revista de Matemática Teoría y Aplicaciones

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Rev. Mat vol.28 n.1 San José Jan./Jul. 2021 


Simulation of multiple plasma eddies in 2D

Simulación de torbellinos múltiples de plasma en 2D

Daniel Alvarado1 

Francisco Frutos-Alfaro2 

1Costa Rica High Technology Center; San José; Costa Rica;

2University of Costa Rica; School of Physics and Space Research Center; San José; Costa Rica;


In this contribution, we present the simulations of convective plasma cells of the Sun in two dimensions. With a simple stream function, it is possible to visualize multiple n × n convective cells. To obtain the simulation, we solve the magnetic diffusion equation with a fourth order scheme. Some applications for this simulations are also presented.

Keywords: plasmas; MHD; computer simulation.


En esta contribución, presentamos las simulaciones de células de plasma convectivo del Sol en dos dimensiones. Con una función de flujo simple, es posible visualizar múltiples celdas convectivas n × n. Para obtener la simulación, resolvemos la ecuación de difusión magnética con un esquema de cuarto orden. También se presentan algunas aplicaciones para estas simulaciones.

Palabras clave: plasmas; MHD; simulaciones por computadora.

Mathematics Subject Classification: 82D10, 76W05, 37M05.

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Thanks to the referees for their constructive and valuable observations that allowed an improvement of the manuscript.


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Received: August 07, 2020; Revised: October 22, 2020; Accepted: October 30, 2020

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