Gas dynamics modeling of the HYLIFE-II reactor

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Gas dynamics in the IFE reactor, HYLIFE-II is modeled using the code, TSUNAMI. This code is a 2-D shock-solver that uses the Godunov method with operator splitting. Results from a cylindrically symmetric simulation indicate an initial, low density, burst of high energy particles enters the final focus transport lens within 40 microseconds after the blast, much faster than the proposed 1 millisecond shutter closing time. After approximately 100 microseconds the chamber debris flux levels off to one eighth its peak value and maintains this intensity until the shutter closes. Although initial protective jet ablation is considered, neither secondary radiation nor ... continued below

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Jantzen, C. August 1, 1995.

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  • Jantzen, C. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States). Accelerator and Fusion Research Div.

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Gas dynamics in the IFE reactor, HYLIFE-II is modeled using the code, TSUNAMI. This code is a 2-D shock-solver that uses the Godunov method with operator splitting. Results from a cylindrically symmetric simulation indicate an initial, low density, burst of high energy particles enters the final focus transport lens within 40 microseconds after the blast, much faster than the proposed 1 millisecond shutter closing time. After approximately 100 microseconds the chamber debris flux levels off to one eighth its peak value and maintains this intensity until the shutter closes. Although initial protective jet ablation is considered, neither secondary radiation nor condensation are modeled. Therefore results are conservative.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002316

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  • International symposium on heavy ion inertial fusion, Princeton, NJ (United States), 6-9 Sep 1995

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  • Other: DE96002316
  • Report No.: LBL--37567
  • Report No.: CONF-9509149--6
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/132779 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 132779
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619893

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Jantzen, C. Gas dynamics modeling of the HYLIFE-II reactor, report, August 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619893/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.