Accession Number:

ADA043050

Title:

Velocity-Space Methods for Reactor Plasmas.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

In reactor systems, the reaction rates are calculated from a velocity space integral over the reaction cross-section times the distribution-functions of the reacting species. In a plasma, the shape of the distribution functions themselves is determined by solving a diffusion plus convection problem in velocity space. This review describes briefly the physical processes of central interest to such a description and the mathematical formulation of the problem. It presents the numerical methods which have been used in such calculations by various authors. Optimization on a vector computer the Texas Instruments ASC is described. Finally, some indication is given of what may be expected as reactor systems are treated in more detail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Non-Power)
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE