First-Order System Least Squares for Incompressible Resistive Magnetohydrodynamics.

Adler, James H.

Manteuffel, Thomas Albert, 1948-

McCormick, S. F. (Stephen Fahrney), 1944-

Ruge, John.

Sanders, G.D.


  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is a fluid theory that describes plasma physics by treating the plasma as a fluid of charged particles. Hence, the equations that describe the plasma form a nonlinear system that couples Navier-Stokes equations with Maxwell's equations. This paper shows that the first-order system least squares (FOSLS) finite element method is a viable discretization for these large MHD ... read more
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  • J. H. Adler, T. Manteuffel, S. McCormick, and J. Ruge. First-order system least squares for incompressible resistive magnetohydrodynamics. SIAM J. Sci. Comput. (SISC), 32(1):229-248, 2010. DOI:10.1137/080727282.
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