STATIONARY FLOW MODEL OF ABLATIVELY IMPLODED INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION TARGETS.
AuthorMONTIERTH, LELAND MELVIN.
KeywordsInertial confinement fusion -- Mathematical models.
Ablation (Aerodynamies) -- Mathematical models.
Thermonuclear fuels -- Ablation -- Mathematical models.
MetadataShow full item record
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
RightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
AbstractThe steady flow model is applied to ablatively accelerated spherical targets for inertial confinement fusion. A parameter study is conducted which identifies regions of good hydrodynamic efficiency. In the limit of very large acceleration the model is seen to become planar and can be used to treat some large aspect ratio shells. A model of charged particle beam driven ablation is presented. The ablation resulting from this form of energy deposition can resemble laser driven albation in some cases, but qualitatively different behavior occurs in certain regimes of the beam power and range. Laser energy deposition by inverse bremsstrahlung is also included. A procedure for descaling the dimensionless results of the steady flow model is presented. This allows for comparison of the model with experiments and numerical simulations.
Degree ProgramNuclear Engineering