Reconnection of orthogonal (NN6) Baxial=1+cos(r*pi/R) flux tubes
Reynolds number Rm=R*vA/(pi*eta)=3750
Initial peak velocity magnitude: vA/5, vs.
Movie of B2/9 isosurfaces of the magnetic field.
Movie of fieldlines running through lagrangian trace
elements placed in the plasma.
Only fieldlines running through
elements initially in the vertical flux tube are shown.
The horizontal flux tube is in front of the vertical flux tube
from this viewpoint.
Fieldline area at any point along the fieldline
is proportional to |B| there. Any part of a fieldline at |B| less
than 1/10th of the global maximum is not plotted.
Note that the movie frames were made
more frequently near the peak of the reconnection, at
other times frames are replicated so that the movie plays
at a uniform rate.
Energy vs time for the reconnection simulation and the reference
The reference simulation is a single tube and the same Rm with no
Ratio of magnetic energy and current of reconnection
simulation to that of the reference simulation.
Isosurfaces of B2=B2max/9
Fieldline snapshots from movie at approximately same times as isosurfaces above.