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An Isaac Newton Institute Workshop

Supported by the European Commission, Sixth Framework Programme - Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses - MSCF-CT-2003-503674 <br><br> Large-Scale Computation in Astrophysics

"Direct numerical simulations of anisotropic magnetohidrodynamical flows"

Authors: Luca Biferale (Dept. Phys., Univ. Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy), Alessandra Lanotte (C.N.R., ISAC, Lecce, Italy), Annick Pouquet (NCAR, Boulder, Colorado), Federico Toschi (C.N.R. IAC, Rome Italy)


We will present preliminary results of the direct numerical simulation of the incompressible MHD problem. The system is forced at large-scale and an external magnetic field $B_0 \hat{z}$ is applied. Anisotropy is studied in terms of the decomposition group for rotation in $3D$, the so-called $SO(3)$ group. Similarities and differences with the anisotropic pure hydrodynamical case will be discussed.