Many applications in magnetic confinement fusion require the efficient calculation of surface integrals with singular integrands. The singularity subtraction approaches typically used to handle such singularities are complicated to implement and low-order accurate. In contrast, we demonstrate that the Kapur-Rokhlin quadrature scheme is well-suited for the logarithmically singular integrals encountered for a toroidally axisymmetric confinement system, is easy to implement and is high-order accurate. As an illustration, we show how to apply this quadrature scheme for the efficient and accurate calculation of the normal component of the magnetic field due to the plasma current on the plasma boundary, via the virtual-casing principle.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Plasma Physics|
|State||Published - Apr 14 2023|
- fusion plasma
- plasma devices
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics