Accession Number : ADA266132
Title : Advanced Concepts Theory Annual Report 1992
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : 26 May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 120
Abstract : This report details the work of the Radiation Hydrodynamics Branch conducted in FY92 with respect to several critical problems concerning the design and analysis of z-pinch experiments, the electron dynamics of z-pinch implosions, and the optimization of their radiative output. Separate sections describe progress in: (1) the design of z-pinch wire and gas puff experiments, (2) the analysis and scaling of z-pinch experiments using phenomenological turbulence transport parameters. (3) the development of a non-Maxwellian electron distribution function analysis from which to calculate turbulence enhanced transport coefficients, (4) the development of L-shell atomic models, (5) the analysis of PRS argon experiments, and (6) the development of a POS transmission line model with which to study power flow in IES machines, POS/PRS interactions, and energy coupling to PRS loads.
Descriptors : *PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , *HYDRODYNAMICS , *IMPLOSIONS , RADIATION , LOADS(FORCES) , THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY , VISCOSITY , X RAYS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)
Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE