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Title: Validation of the radiation hydrocode RAGE against defect-driven mix experiments in a compressible, convergent, and miscible plasma system

Abstract

Accurate predictive hydrodynamics codes increase the efficiency with which ignition will be achieved at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [J. W. Hogan et al., J. Nucl. Fus. 41, 567 (2001)]. By validating these codes against well-diagnosed experiments, additional confidence in their predictive capability is attained. This work presents comparisons between the predictive simulations of the Los Alamos hydrocode RAGE [R. M. Baltrusaitus et al., Phys. Fluids 8, 2471 (1996)] and data obtained from cylindrical defect-driven mix experiments conducted on the OMEGA [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)] laser. The results show that RAGE accurately captures much of the bulk hydrodynamics of the experiments. However, persistent discrepancies with respect to the small-scale fluid flows remain.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
  2. (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782754
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2192502; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CAPTURE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EFFICIENCY; FLUID FLOW; HYDRODYNAMICS; LASERS; PLASMA; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; PLASMA SIMULATION; R CODES; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Lanier, N.E., Magelssen, G.R., Batha, S.H., Fincke, J.R., Horsfield, C.J., Parker, K.W., Rothman, S.D., and Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston. Validation of the radiation hydrocode RAGE against defect-driven mix experiments in a compressible, convergent, and miscible plasma system. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2192502.
Lanier, N.E., Magelssen, G.R., Batha, S.H., Fincke, J.R., Horsfield, C.J., Parker, K.W., Rothman, S.D., & Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston. Validation of the radiation hydrocode RAGE against defect-driven mix experiments in a compressible, convergent, and miscible plasma system. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2192502.
Lanier, N.E., Magelssen, G.R., Batha, S.H., Fincke, J.R., Horsfield, C.J., Parker, K.W., Rothman, S.D., and Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston. Sat . "Validation of the radiation hydrocode RAGE against defect-driven mix experiments in a compressible, convergent, and miscible plasma system". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2192502.
@article{osti_20782754,
title = {Validation of the radiation hydrocode RAGE against defect-driven mix experiments in a compressible, convergent, and miscible plasma system},
author = {Lanier, N.E. and Magelssen, G.R. and Batha, S.H. and Fincke, J.R. and Horsfield, C.J. and Parker, K.W. and Rothman, S.D. and Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston},
abstractNote = {Accurate predictive hydrodynamics codes increase the efficiency with which ignition will be achieved at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) [J. W. Hogan et al., J. Nucl. Fus. 41, 567 (2001)]. By validating these codes against well-diagnosed experiments, additional confidence in their predictive capability is attained. This work presents comparisons between the predictive simulations of the Los Alamos hydrocode RAGE [R. M. Baltrusaitus et al., Phys. Fluids 8, 2471 (1996)] and data obtained from cylindrical defect-driven mix experiments conducted on the OMEGA [T. R. Boehly et al., Opt. Commun. 133, 495 (1997)] laser. The results show that RAGE accurately captures much of the bulk hydrodynamics of the experiments. However, persistent discrepancies with respect to the small-scale fluid flows remain.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2192502},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 4,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}