Section: New Software and Platforms
Functional Description: Jorek-Inria is a new version of the JOREK software, for MHD modeling of plasma dynamic in tokamaks geometries. The numerical approximation is derived in the context of finite elements where 3D basic functions are tensor products of 2D basis functions in the poloidal plane by 1D basis functions in the toroidal direction. More specifically, Jorek uses curved bicubic isoparametric elements in 2D and a spectral decomposition (sine, cosine) in the toroidal axis. Continuity of derivatives and mesh alignment to equilibrium surface fluxes are enforced. Resulting linear systems are solved by the PASTIX software developed at Inria-Bordeaux.
Release Functional Description: The new formulation of the Jorek-Inria code extends this approximation strategy by introducing more flexibility and a variety of finite elements used in the poloidal plane and in the toroidal direction. It also proposes a sparse matrix interface SPM (Sparse Matrix Manager) that allows to develop clean code without a hard dependency on any linear solver library (i.e. PetSc, Pastix, Mumps, ...).
Participants: Ahmed Ratnani, Boniface Nkonga, Emmanuel Franck and Hervé Guillard