An adaptive Particle-In-Cell method using multi-resolution analysis
J.-P. ChehabUniversité Lille I, Villeneuve D'ascq, France
Albert CohenUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
D. JennequinCentre Universitaire de la Mi-Voix, Calais, France
J. J. NietoUniversidad de Granada, Spain
J. R. RocheUniversité Henri Poincaré, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France
Ch. RolandUniversité Lille I, Villeneuve D'ascq, France
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In this paper we introduce a new PIC method based on an adaptive multi-resolution scheme for solving the one dimensional Vlasov–Poisson equation. Our approach is based on a description of the solution by particles of unit weight and on a reconstruction of the density at each time step of the numerical scheme by an adaptive wavelet technique: the density is firstly estimated in a proper wavelet basis as a distribution function from the current empirical data and then “de-noised” by a thresholding procedure. The so-called Landau damping problem is considered for validating our method. The numerical results agree with those obtained by the classical PIC scheme, suggesting that this multi-resolution procedure could be extended with success to plasma dynamics in higher dimensions.