Section: New Results
Gyroaverage operator for a polar mesh
In  , we are concerned with numerical approximation of the gyroaverage operators arising in plasma physics to take into account the effects of the finite Larmor radius corrections. This work extended a previous approach to polar geometries. A direct method is proposed in the space configuration which consists in integrating on the gyrocircles using interpolation operator (Hermite or cubic splines). Numerical comparisons with a standard method based on a Padé approximation are performed: (i) with analytical solutions, (ii) considering the 4D drift-kinetic model with one Larmor radius and (iii) on the classical linear DIII-D benchmark case. In particular, we show that in the context of a drift-kinetic simulation, the proposed method has similar computational cost as the standard method and its precision is independent of the radius.