Implementation of multi-component Zhdanov closure in SOLEDGE3X

JET Contributors, H. Bufferand, M. Ben Yaala

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The multi-component fluid closure derived by Zhdanov (2002 Transport Processes in Multicomponent Plasma (London: Taylor and Francis)) is implemented in the fluid code SOLEDGE3X-EIRENE to deal with arbitrary edge plasma composition. The closure assumes no distinction between species such as light versus heavy species separation. The work of Zhdanov is rewritten in a matricial form in order to clearly link friction forces and heat fluxes to the different species velocities and temperature gradients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055001
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2022


  • Zhdanov
  • heat fluxes
  • velocities and temperature gradients


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