Generating equally weighted test particles from the one-way flux of a drifting Maxwellian

T. Makkonen, M. I. Airila, T. Kurki-Suonio

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Abstract

The problem of generating equally weighted test particles from the one way flux of drifting Maxwellian is tackled. This paper extends previous work on the subject by presenting a simple and efficient rejection sampling algorithm together with C++ source files. The properties of the underlying probability distribution function, having the form of a normal distribution times x with positive support, are also disseminated. The method presented in this paper has been successfully used to combine fluid and kinetic models for trace impurity problems in plasma physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015204
JournalPhysica Scripta
Volume90
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • drifting
  • injection
  • Maxwellian
  • Monte Carlo
  • sampling

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Generating equally weighted test particles from the one-way flux of a drifting Maxwellian. / Makkonen, T.; Airila, M. I.; Kurki-Suonio, T.

In: Physica Scripta, Vol. 90, No. 1, 015204, 01.01.2015.

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