An adaptive mesh semi-implicit conservative unsplit method for resistive MHD

Ravindra Samtaney, P. Colella, T. J. Ligocki, D. F. Martin, S. C. Jardin

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We present a cell-centered semi-implicit algorithm for solving the equations of single fluid resistive MHD for block structured adaptive meshes. The unsplit method [1] is extended for the ideal MHD part, and the diffusive terms are solved implicitly. The resulting second-order accurate scheme is conservative while preserving the ∇ · B = 0 constraint. Numerical results from a variety of verification tests are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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