Two existing particle-in-cell gyrokinetic codes, GEM for the core region and XGC for the edge region, have been successfully coupled with a spatial coupling scheme at the interface in a toroidal geometry. A mapping technique is developed for transferring data between GEM's structured and XGC's unstructured meshes. Two examples of coupled simulations are presented to demonstrate the coupling scheme. The optimization of GEM for graphics processing unit is also presented.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics