Self-consistent modeling of inductively coupled plasma discharges

Alessandro Munafò, Sanjeeev Kumar, Marco Panesi

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The purpose of this work is the development of a self-consistent multi-physics modeling framework for ICP discharges. Unlike a monolithic approach, the hydrodynamics and electromagnetic field are handled by separate solvers, all developed within the Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Illinois. Hydrodynamics is modeled using HEGEL, a finite volume solver for non-equilibrium plasmas. This solver is interfaced with the PLATO library, which is responsible for evaluating all plasma-related quantities (e.g., thermodynamic and transport properties). The electric field is handled by FLUX, a finite element solver. Coupling is realized using the PRECICE open-source library. Applications are here presented and discussed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed modeling strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
EditorsRho Shin Myong, Kun Xu, Jong-Shinn Wu
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735448339
StatePublished - Feb 8 2024
Event32nd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD 2022 - Hybrid, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 4 2022Jul 8 2022

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference32nd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, RGD 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityHybrid, Seoul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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