M3D is a Multilevel, 3D, parallel, plasma simulation code developed by a multi-institution collaboration. It is suitable for performing linear and non-linear calculations of plasmas in toroidal topologies including tokamaks and stellarators. Ideal and resistive MHD models as well as a two-fluid model are implemented. Particle-fluid hybrid options are currently being updated for parallel architecture. Recent tokamak studies conducted with M3D have addressed such topics as high-beta disruptions; two-fluid effects on internal modes; Toroidicity-induced Alfven Eigenmodes (TAE modes) (using a hybrid model); pellet injection; and the formation of current holes in discharges with off-axis current drive.

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  1. Chandrashekar, Praveen; Nkonga, Boniface; Bhole, Ashish: A discontinuous Galerkin method for a two dimensional reduced resistive MHD model (2019)
  2. Minjeaud, Sebastian; Pasquetti, Richard: Fourier-spectral element approximation of the ion-electron Braginskii system with application to tokamak edge plasma in divertor configuration (2016)
  3. Sousa, E. M.; Shumlak, U.: A blended continuous-discontinuous finite element method for solving the multi-fluid plasma model (2016)
  4. Jardin, S. C.: Review of implicit methods for the magnetohydrodynamic description of magnetically confined plasmas (2012)
  5. Yuan, Xuefei; Jardin, Stephen C.; Keyes, David E.: Numerical simulation of four-field extended magnetohydrodynamics in dynamically adaptive curvilinear coordinates via Newton-Krylov-Schwarz (2012)
  6. Breslau, J. A.; Fu, G. Y.: Implementation of an implicit shear Alfvén operator in the M3D code (2010)
  7. Sovinec, C. R.; King, J. R.; Nimrod Team: Analysis of a mixed semi-implicit/implicit algorithm for low-frequency two-fluid plasma modeling (2010)
  8. Ferraro, N. M.; Jardin, S. C.: Calculations of two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic axisymmetric steady-states (2009)
  9. Nishida, Hiroyuki; Nonomura, Taku: ADI-SGS scheme on ideal magnetohydrodynamics (2008)
  10. Jardin, S. C.; Breslau, J.; Ferraro, N.: A high-order implicit finite element method for integrating the two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic equations in two dimensions (2007)

Further publications can be found at: http://w3.pppl.gov/m3d/reference.html