Section: New Results
Taylor-Galerkin stabilized Finite Element
Participants : José Costa, Boniface Nkonga.
The theoretical part of Taylor-Galerkin/Variational multi-scales (TG/VMS) strategy applied to MHD and reduced MHD modeling has been achieved last year. The final method amounts to adding in the finite element formulation, a self-adjoint operator associated to the most critical hyperbolic component of the system to be solved. The design of the critical contours and the identification of associated waves to be stabilized is problem dependent and related to the Jacobian matrix. This year we have continued the investigations for the design and improvement of the stabilization started in 2015. For application to plasma configurations with X-point, we have designed a numerical strategy that preserved the initial equilibrium without flows. The Bohm boundary condition on open flux walls has been formulated and is now under validation.