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Section: New Results

Bi-temperature Euler equations

Participants : Hervé Guillard, Afeintou Sangam, Elise Estibals.

A particular class of extended MHD models uses a description of the plasma where the ionic and electronic temperatures are different while velocities and densities are common to the two species. This preliminary work has examined the construction of finite volume numerical schemes for two-temperature models in the context of the Euler equations. The finite volume scheme uses the assumption that the electronic entropy is constant across the shocks to define the weak solutions of the system and the numerical fluxes are obtained with a relaxation scheme. Numerical simulations of several test-cases involving strong shocks show that this numerical strategy is efficient even in the presence of strong temperature differences between ions and electrons.