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Title: Modeling NIF Experimental Designs with Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Lagrangian Hydrodynamics

Abstract

Incorporation of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) into Lagrangian hydrodynamics algorithms allows for the creation of a highly powerful simulation tool effective for complex target designs with three-dimensional structure. We are developing an advanced modeling tool that includes AMR and traditional arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) techniques. Our goal is the accurate prediction of vaporization, disintegration and fragmentation in National Ignition Facility (NIF) experimental target elements. Although our focus is on minimizing the generation of shrapnel in target designs and protecting the optics, the general techniques are applicable to modern advanced targets that include three-dimensional effects such as those associated with capsule fill tubes. Several essential computations in ordinary radiation hydrodynamics need to be redesigned in order to allow for AMR to work well with ALE, including algorithms associated with radiation transport. Additionally, for our goal of predicting fragmentation, we include elastic/plastic flow into our computations. We discuss the integration of these effects into a new ALE-AMR simulation code. Applications of this newly developed modeling tool as well as traditional ALE simulations in two and three dimensions are applied to NIF early-light target designs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
883505
Report Number(s):
UCRL-CONF-215023
Journal ID: ISSN 1155--4339; TRN: US200615%%75
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 133; Conference: Presented at: 2005 Fourth International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, Biarritz, France, Sep 04 - Sep 09, 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ALGORITHMS; DIMENSIONS; EVAPORATION; FORECASTING; FRAGMENTATION; HYDRODYNAMICS; LAGRANGIAN FUNCTION; OPTICS; RADIATION TRANSPORT; RADIATIONS; SIMULATION; TARGETS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY

Citation Formats

Koniges, A E, Anderson, R W, Wang, P, Gunney, B N, Becker, R, Eder, D C, and MacGowan, B J. Modeling NIF Experimental Designs with Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Lagrangian Hydrodynamics. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1051/jp4:2006133118.
Koniges, A E, Anderson, R W, Wang, P, Gunney, B N, Becker, R, Eder, D C, & MacGowan, B J. Modeling NIF Experimental Designs with Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Lagrangian Hydrodynamics. United States. doi:10.1051/jp4:2006133118.
Koniges, A E, Anderson, R W, Wang, P, Gunney, B N, Becker, R, Eder, D C, and MacGowan, B J. Wed . "Modeling NIF Experimental Designs with Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Lagrangian Hydrodynamics". United States. doi:10.1051/jp4:2006133118. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883505.
@article{osti_883505,
title = {Modeling NIF Experimental Designs with Adaptive Mesh Refinement and Lagrangian Hydrodynamics},
author = {Koniges, A E and Anderson, R W and Wang, P and Gunney, B N and Becker, R and Eder, D C and MacGowan, B J},
abstractNote = {Incorporation of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) into Lagrangian hydrodynamics algorithms allows for the creation of a highly powerful simulation tool effective for complex target designs with three-dimensional structure. We are developing an advanced modeling tool that includes AMR and traditional arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) techniques. Our goal is the accurate prediction of vaporization, disintegration and fragmentation in National Ignition Facility (NIF) experimental target elements. Although our focus is on minimizing the generation of shrapnel in target designs and protecting the optics, the general techniques are applicable to modern advanced targets that include three-dimensional effects such as those associated with capsule fill tubes. Several essential computations in ordinary radiation hydrodynamics need to be redesigned in order to allow for AMR to work well with ALE, including algorithms associated with radiation transport. Additionally, for our goal of predicting fragmentation, we include elastic/plastic flow into our computations. We discuss the integration of these effects into a new ALE-AMR simulation code. Applications of this newly developed modeling tool as well as traditional ALE simulations in two and three dimensions are applied to NIF early-light target designs.},
doi = {10.1051/jp4:2006133118},
journal = {},
issn = {1155--4339},
number = ,
volume = 133,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {8}
}

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