Plasma simulation tools

With the development of supercomputers, simulation has become the third main pillar of scientific research besides experiments and theory

In order to understand and predict fusion experiments, that is, to tame the plasma, scientists have to construct very complex physical models and run simulations on supercomputers. The development of simulation tools requires thorough understanding of the theory and computer science, and diligent comparison to experimental results.

  • ASCOT – race track for fast particles in fusion reactors

  • Interpreting the complex physics in the edge parts of the plasma

  • ELMFIRE: Understanding turbulent transport helps improve the economic feasibility of fusion energy