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/20, as opposed to
Field in vertical tube runs top to bottom, in horizontal tube
runs left to right (so mutual helicity is negative, reconnection
should generate left handed twist).
Movie of B/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.
Isosurfaces of B=Bmax/9 (not normalized)
Fieldline snapshots from movie at
Energy vs time for the reconnection simulation and the reference
The reference simulation is a single tube and the same S with no