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Title: Numerical Modeling of Complex Targets for High-Energy- Density Experiments with Ion Beams and other Drivers

We explore the simulation challenges and requirements for experiments planned on facilities such as the NDCX-II ion accelerator at LBNL, currently undergoing commissioning. Hydrodynamic modeling of NDCX-II experiments include certain lower temperature effects, e.g., surface tension and target fragmentation, that are not generally present in extreme high-energy laser facility experiments, where targets are completely vaporized in an extremely short period of time. Target designs proposed for NDCX-II range from metal foils of order one micron thick (thin targets) to metallic foam targets several tens of microns thick (thick targets). These high-energy-density experiments allow for the study of fracture as well as the process of bubble and droplet formation. We incorporate these physics effects into a code called ALE-AMR that uses a combination of Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian hydrodynamics and Adaptive Mesh Refinement. Inclusion of certain effects becomes tricky as we must deal with non-orthogonal meshes of various levels of refinement in three dimensions. A surface tension model used for droplet dynamics is implemented in ALE-AMR using curvature calculated from volume fractions. Thick foam target experiments provide information on how ion beam induced shock waves couple into kinetic energy of fluid flow. Although NDCX-II is not fully commissioned, experiments are being conductedmore » that explore material defect production and dynamics.« less
Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-644957
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 688; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION
OSTI Identifier:
1266682

Koniges, Alice, Liu, Wangyi, Lidia, Steven, Schenkel, Thomas, Barnard, John, Friedman, Alex, Eder, David, Fisher, Aaron, and Masters, Nathan. Numerical Modeling of Complex Targets for High-Energy- Density Experiments with Ion Beams and other Drivers. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012053.
Koniges, Alice, Liu, Wangyi, Lidia, Steven, Schenkel, Thomas, Barnard, John, Friedman, Alex, Eder, David, Fisher, Aaron, & Masters, Nathan. Numerical Modeling of Complex Targets for High-Energy- Density Experiments with Ion Beams and other Drivers. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012053.
Koniges, Alice, Liu, Wangyi, Lidia, Steven, Schenkel, Thomas, Barnard, John, Friedman, Alex, Eder, David, Fisher, Aaron, and Masters, Nathan. 2016. "Numerical Modeling of Complex Targets for High-Energy- Density Experiments with Ion Beams and other Drivers". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012053. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1266682.
@article{osti_1266682,
title = {Numerical Modeling of Complex Targets for High-Energy- Density Experiments with Ion Beams and other Drivers},
author = {Koniges, Alice and Liu, Wangyi and Lidia, Steven and Schenkel, Thomas and Barnard, John and Friedman, Alex and Eder, David and Fisher, Aaron and Masters, Nathan},
abstractNote = {We explore the simulation challenges and requirements for experiments planned on facilities such as the NDCX-II ion accelerator at LBNL, currently undergoing commissioning. Hydrodynamic modeling of NDCX-II experiments include certain lower temperature effects, e.g., surface tension and target fragmentation, that are not generally present in extreme high-energy laser facility experiments, where targets are completely vaporized in an extremely short period of time. Target designs proposed for NDCX-II range from metal foils of order one micron thick (thin targets) to metallic foam targets several tens of microns thick (thick targets). These high-energy-density experiments allow for the study of fracture as well as the process of bubble and droplet formation. We incorporate these physics effects into a code called ALE-AMR that uses a combination of Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian hydrodynamics and Adaptive Mesh Refinement. Inclusion of certain effects becomes tricky as we must deal with non-orthogonal meshes of various levels of refinement in three dimensions. A surface tension model used for droplet dynamics is implemented in ALE-AMR using curvature calculated from volume fractions. Thick foam target experiments provide information on how ion beam induced shock waves couple into kinetic energy of fluid flow. Although NDCX-II is not fully commissioned, experiments are being conducted that explore material defect production and dynamics.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012053},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = ,
volume = 688,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}