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James Collier

Position: CFSA PhD Student

Supervisor: Dr Ben McMillan

Topic: Investigating Strong Flow-Turbulence Dynamics via Numerical Simulations


Project Outline: The project will involve performing numerical investigations on the interactions of the strong flows with turbulence in Tokamak simulations; on all length scales between global and turbulent. The plan for the project involves implementing a formally correct strong flow gyrokinetic formalism into NEMORB (an already existing numerical platform). A basic gyrokinetic framework exists for studying strong flows, but it requires additional elaboration before it can be implemented in numerical code. The project will involve finding the correct description of the canonical background equilibrium distribution function for strong flows, as well as implementation of additional terms in the equations of motion into already existing code.

Background: MPhys from University of Southampton