One-dimensional Fluid Simulation Code
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) an autonomous institution of the Department of Science and Technology have developed a generalized one-dimensional fluid simulation code capable of studying a wide spectrum of coherent electric field structures in near-earth plasma environment or earth’s magnetosphere which can be useful in planning of future space missions.
- The Earth’s magnetosphere is a vast region which has a finite number of satellites hurtling through this realm.
- Hence, the in situ observations are finite and discrete.
- The morphology of the plasma processes around the satellite can be understood quite well.
- However, when they leave the observational domain of one satellite to enter into another, a vast blind arena is created.
- How the morphology of these processes changes over space and time can be ideally deciphered only through computer simulations.
- New simulation code helps study electric field structure in Earth’s Magnetosphere where satellites hover.
- The study can be useful in planning of future space missions.
It can also lead to precisely controlled fusion laboratory experiments for ever-expanding energy needs of humanity