NUCLEAR INTERFERENCE STUDIES 2: A PHYSICS CODE FOR THE DYNAMICS OF HIGH-ALTITUDE NUCLEAR BURSTS
Technical rept. 1 Mar-31 Dec 1967
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SANTA BARBARA CA TEMPO
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A computational code is developed for investigating the dynamics of high-altitude nuclear bursts. The code can treat either one- or two-dimensional problems having either plane, cylindrical, or spherical symmetries. Electromagnetic and radiation transport effects are included, as are the effects of charge and current distributions. The numerical procedure computes the change during a time step of a property within a computational cell in terms of the fluxes of the property crossing the faces of the cell during the time step. The fluxes are computed by the method of characteristics. Use of a moving mesh permits the code to follow contact discontinuities in the field properties. Procedures for incorporating nonequilibrium thermodynamics are developed.
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