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dc.contributor.advisorPankavich, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorSattelberg, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-23T17:35:12Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:55:46Z
dc.date.available2017-01-23T17:35:12Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:55:46Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierT 8203
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/170652
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2016 Fall.
dc.description.abstractKnowing the effects of physical parameters underlying the behavior of plasmas is useful when designing or investigating associated high velocity systems. We use a kinetic model given by the Vlasov-Poisson equations to consider global linear and gradient-based active subspace models that calculate sensitivity metrics related to the phenomena of Landau damping and the two-stream instability. Since analytic results are difficult or impossible to obtain for this system, we use a particle-in-cell method to numerically compute quantities of interest for which the sensitivity metrics can be calculated. In particular, we consider three equilibrium distributions that include Maxwellian and Lorentzian velocity distributions to demonstrate the usefulness of this method in understanding and quantifying parameter effects.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.titleGlobal sensitivity analysis for a collisionless plasma using a particle-in-cell method, A
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberConstantine, Paul G.
dc.contributor.committeememberBialecki, Bernard
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Mathematics and Statistics
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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