We investigate the dynamics of a von Karman plasma (VKP) flow, a flow in a cylindrical cavity between rotating discs. In close collaboration with the team of Nicolas Plihon (Physics Lab, (...)
LMFA - UMR 5509
Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d’Acoustique
The simplest model of both plasma dynamics and conducting fluids is the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description. MHD is used in our team to investigate, numerically and theoretically, the behaviour of fusion plasmas, rotating conducting fluids and magnetic-field amplification (dynamo-effect).
Turbulence, waves and instabilities in conducting fluids are investigated using high resolution numerical simulations and theoretical analysis. A particular emphasis is put on the anisotropic (...)
Most of the existing magnetically confined fusion plasmas move and are turbulent, which is sometimes quite a problem. Indeed, in order to get a nuclear fusion reaction started, and to keep it (...)