Rotational Stabilization of Idealized Liners.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The authors propose to investigate the stabilizing effects of rotation on the basic state of an idealized, imploding, liquid liner. Conventional Rayleigh-Taylor stability analysis predicts that a layer of fluid is unstable when the density gradient and the acceleration are antiparallel. At the inner turning point ITP in the absence of rotation, an imploding, liquid liner has an unstable inner surface, and a stable outer surface. Centrifugal acceleration, due to rotation, could offset the destabilization of the inner surface without destabilizing the outer one. In what follows the authors will look at the axi-symmetric basic state of a rotating, liquid liner and require it to possess a stable acceleration at the inner surface at the ITP.
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