Background
to develop and deploy predictive computational models for
the study of low frequency, long wavelength fluid-like
dynamics in the diverse geometries of modern magnetic
fusion devices.
High programmatic motivation:
disruptions, sawteeth, current, and beta limits
Need for improved plasma models:
FLR, anisotropy, long MFP
Need for improved computational techniques:
Extreme separation of time and space scales, and extreme anisotropy
Efficiency, visualization, data base management, code support
NIMROD and M3D codes form basis: build on these assets