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Simulation of Low-Rm physics in complex geometries on GPUs with LGR

Zwick, David Z.; Ibanez-Granados, Daniel A.

Efficient modeling of low magnetic Reynolds number (low-Rm) magnetohydrodynamics is often challenging and requires the implementation of innovative techniques to avoid key barriers experienced with prior approaches. We detail a new paradigm for first-principles simulation of the solution to the low-Rm governing equations in complex geometries. As a result of a number of innovative numerical advances, the next-generation GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerated physics code LGR has been successfully applied to the modeling of exploding wire problems.