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Title: Weakly nonlinear Bell-Plesset effects for a uniformly converging cylinder

In this research, a weakly nonlinear (WN) model has been developed considering the growth of a small perturbation on a cylindrical interface between two incompressible fluids which is subject to arbitrary radial motion. We derive evolution equations for the perturbation amplitude up to third order, which can depict the linear growth of the fundamental mode, the generation of the second and third harmonics, and the third-order (second-order) feedback to the fundamental mode (zero-order). WN solutions are obtained for a special uniformly convergent case. WN analyses are performed to address the dependence of interface profiles, amplitudes of inward-going and outward-going parts, and saturation amplitudes of linear growth of the fundamental mode on the Atwood number, the mode number (m), and the initial perturbation. The difference of WN evolution in cylindrical geometry from that in planar geometry is discussed in some detail. It is shown that interface profiles are determined mainly by the inward and outward motions rather than bubbles and spikes. The amplitudes of inward-going and outward-going parts are strongly dependent on the Atwood number and the initial perturbation. For low-mode perturbations, the linear growth of fundamental mode cannot be saturated by the third-order feedback. For fixed Atwood numbers and initialmore » perturbations, the linear growth of fundamental mode can be saturated with increasing m. The saturation amplitude of linear growth of the fundamental mode is typically 0.2λ–0.6λ for m < 100, with λ being the perturbation wavelength. Thus, it should be included in applications where Bell-Plesset [G. I. Bell, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Report No. LA-1321, 1951; M. S. Plesset, J. Appl. Phys. 25, 96 (1954)] converging geometry effects play a pivotal role, such as inertial confinement fusion implosions.« less
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100094 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Graduate School, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Beijing 100088 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490064
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AMPLITUDES; BUBBLES; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; DISTURBANCES; HARMONICS; IMPLOSIONS; INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; MATHEMATICAL EVOLUTION; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; WAVELENGTHS