Publications

Books

L. Brieda, Plasma Simulations by Example, CRC Press, 2019 (more info and source code)

L. Brieda, J. Wang, R. Martin, Introduction to Modern Scientific Programming and Numerical Methods, CRC Press, coming July 2021, (more info)

Plasma Simulations by Example introduces kinetic and fluid modeling of plasmas using C++ examples

Peer-reviewed Articles

D. B. Zolotukhin, K. P. Daniels, L. Brieda, and M. Keidar, “Onset of the magnetized arc and its effect on the momentum of a low-power two-stage pulsed magneto-plasma-dynamic thruster”, Physical Review E, Vol. 102, No 021203, 2020, 10.1103/PhysRevE.102.021203

L. Brieda, J. Koo, M. Scharfe, “Influence of a power supply model on simulated Hall thruster discharge voltage oscillations”, AIP Advances, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2019, 10.1063/1.5063440

L. Brieda, “Numerical Model for Molecular and Particulate Contamination Transport”, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft & Rockets, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2019, (preprint)

L. Brieda, “Model for Steady-State Fully Kinetic Ion Beam Neutralization Studies”, IEEE Transaction on Plasma Science, Vol. pp, 2018 10.1109/TPS.2018.2801282

L. Brieda, “Molecular Contamination Modeling with CTSP”, Proceedings of 30th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Vol. 1786, No. 01, 2016, http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4967536 (pdf)

M. Keidar, T. Zhuang, A. Shashurin, G. Teel, D. Chiu, J. Lucas, S. Haque, and L. Brieda, “Electric Propulsion for Small Satellites”, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 57, No. 014005, 2015 (pdf)

Geng, J., Brieda, L., Rose, L., and Keidar, M., “On applicability of the ‘thermalized potential’ solver in simulations of the plasma flow in Hall thrusters”, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 103305 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4821018 (pdf)

L. Brieda, S. Pai, and M. Keidar, “Kinetic Analysis of Electron Transport in a Cylindrical Hall Thruster”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Volume: 39 , Issue: 11 , Part: 1, 2011 (preprint)

Brieda, L., and Keidar, M., “Plasma-wall interaction in Hall thrusters with magnetic lens configuration”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 111, No. 123302, 2012 (pdf)

A. Shashurin, M. A. Stepp, T. Hawley, S. Pal-Ghosh, L. Brieda, S. Bronnikov, R. Jurjus, and M. Keidar, “Influence of Cold Plasma Atmospheric Jet on Surface Integrin Expression of Living Cells,” Plasma Processes and Polymers, vol. 7, no. 3-4, 2010

Oral Presentations and Posters

L. Brieda, S. Araki, J. Koo, “Unified Hall Thruster Model for Studying Ground Facility Effects,” Joint APS Division of Plasma Physics / Gaseous Electronics Conference, Portland, OR, 2018

L. Brieda, “Studies of Vacuum Arc Thruster Insulator Erosion using the PIC-DEM Method”, 3rd International Workshop on Micropropulsion for Cubesats, Invited Talk, Washington, D.C. 2018

L. Brieda, A. Grubisic, and U. Patel, “Numerical Investigation of Ion Transport in the MOMA Ion Mass Spectrometer”, 45th International Conference on Plasma Sciences (ICOPS), Denver, CO, 2018, brieda-icops2018.pdf

L. Brieda and M. Keidar, “One Dimensional Model of Atmospheric Low Temperature Plasma Jet,” 37th International Conference on Plasma Sciences (ICOPS), Norfolk, VA, 2010, ICOPS-2010-3P-56 (poster)

Conference Papers

L. Brieda, M. Laugharn, “Optimization, Development, and Validation of the Contamination Transport Simulation Code”, SPIE Optics & Photonics (virtual), 2020 (link, pdf)

R. Spektor, T. Matlock, M. Crofton, D. Schoeffler, L. Brieda, “Analytical Pumping Speed Models for Electric Propulsion Vacuum Facilities”, Space Propulsion Conference, Seville, Spain, 2018 (pdf)

L. Brieda, M. Keidar, “Towards Full Chamber HET Simulations with a Single 2D Hall Thruster Model”, 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2017

L. Brieda, “Numerical Investigation of Chamber Repressurization,” NASA Goddard Contamination Control, Materials, and Planetary Protection Workshop, Greenbelt, MD, 2017

L. Brieda, “Molecular Outgassing and Deposition in EP Applications”, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), Kobe, Japan, 2015 (pdf)

L. Brieda and M. Keidar, “Numerical Studies of Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster Plume Expansion”, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC), Kobe, Japan, 2015 (pdf)

L. Brieda and M. Keidar, “Hall Thruster Simulations with a Two-Dimensional Potential Solver and Kinetic Mobility Model”, JANNAF SPS Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2015 (pdf)

G. Rosecrans, L. Brieda, T. Errigo, “MMS Observatory TV Results: Contamination Summary”, 28th Space Simulation Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2014 (pdf)

L. Brieda, J. Newcome, T. Errigo, “Diffusion of Water into Purged Volumes”, SPIE Optics & Photonics, Systems Contamination: Prediction, Measurement, and Control, San Diego, CA 2014 (pdf)

J. Hill, K. Black, L. Brieda, P. Dickens, K. Montt de Garcia, D. Hawk, A Hayato, K. Jahoda, J. Mohammed, “Lifetime Estimation of a Time Projection Chamber X-Ray Polarimeter”, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII, 2013 (pdf)

L. Brieda and M. Keidar, “Development of the Starfish Plasma Simulation Code and Update on Multiscale Modeling of Hall Thrusters”, 48th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2012, AIAA-2012-4015

L. Brieda and M. Keidar, “Multiscale Modeling of Hall Thrusters,” GWU School of Engineering R&D Showcase, 2011 (poster)

L. Brieda, A Barrie, D. Hughes, and T. Errigo, “Analysis of particulate contamination during launch of the MMS mission,” SPIE Optics and Photonics, August 1-5, 2010, San Diego, CA, SPIE-7794-23

L. Brieda, M. Keidar, Y. Raitses, and Y. Fisch, “Self-Consistent Calculation of Electron Transport in a Cylindrical Hall Thruster,” 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, September 20-24, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI, IEPC-2009-073

T. Zhuang, A. Shashurin, L. Brieda, and M. Keidar, “Development of Micro-Vacuum Arc Thruster with Extended Lifetime”, 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, September 20-24, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI, IEPC-2009-192

L. Brieda, M. Keidar, Y. Raitses, and Y. Fisch, “Investigation of Electron Transport in a Cylindrical Hall Thruster using a Kinetic Code,” 45th Joint Propulsion Conference, Denver, CO, August 2-5, 2009, AIAA-2009-4811

M. Gorrilla, L. Brieda, M. Nakles and A. Barrie, “A Fast Method of Fully Characterizing Sputtering Angular Dependence,” 44th Joint Propulsion Conference, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008, AIAA-2008-5094

M. Keidar, and L. Brieda, “Modeling Electron Transport Within the Framework of Hydrodynamic Description of Hall Thrusters,” 44th Joint Propulsion Conference, Hartford, CT, July 2008, AIAA-2008-5186

M. Nakles, L. Brieda, G. Reed, W. Hargus, and R. Spicer, “Experimental and Numerical Examination of the BHT-200 Hall Thruster Plume,” 43rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, OH, July 2007, AIAA-2007-5305

L. Brieda, and D. VanGilder, “Multi-Domain Plasma Expansion Simulations Using a Particlein-Cell Method,” 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacramento, CA, July 2006, AIAA-2006-5023

R. Spicer, J. Wang, and L. Brieda, “Modeling Particle Collisions with DRACO Electric Propulsion Simulation Package,” 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacramento, California, July 9-12, 2006, AIAA-2006-5025

C. Niemela, L. Brieda, M. Nakles, J. Ekholm, and W. Hargus, “Comparison of Hall Thruster Plume Expansion Model with Experimental Data,” 42nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacramento, California, July 9-12, 2006, AIAA-2006-4480

L. Brieda, D. VanGilder, and J. Wang, “Modeling Ion Beam Neutralization and Near Thruster Plume Interactions,” 29th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Princeton, NJ, October 2005, IEPC-2005-270

L. Brieda, and J. Wang, “Modeling Ion Thruster Beam Neutralization Using a Fully Kinetic ES-PIC Code,” 41st Joint Propulsion Conference, Tucson, AZ, July 2005, AIAA-2005-4045

L. Brieda, J. Pierru, R. Kafafy, and J. Wang, “Development of the Draco Code for Modeling Electric Propulsion Plume Interactions,” 40th Joint Propulsion Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 2004, AIAA-2004-3633

J. Wang, L. Brieda, R. Kafafy, and J. Pierru, “A Virtual Testing Environment for Electric Propulsion-Spacecraft Interactions,” 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, Jan. 5-8, 2004, AIAA-2004-652

L. Brieda, J. Pierru, B. Tran, J. Wang, and R. Wood, “Development of Virtual Testing Environment for Electric Propulsion,” 39th Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, AL, July 2003, AIAA-2003-5020

J. Wang, R. Kafafy, and L. Brieda, “An IFE-PIC Simulation Model for Plume-Spacecraft Interactions,” 39th Joint Propulsion Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, July 20-23, 2003, AIAA-2003-4874

Thesis and Dissertations

L. Brieda, Multiscale Modeling of Hall Thrusters, Ph.D. Dissertation, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The George Washington University, 2012

L. Brieda, Development of the DRACO ES-PIC Code and Fully-Kinetic Simulation of Ion Beam Neutralization, M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2005