Accession Number:

ADA207880

Title:

Slab Model Analysis of Magnetic and Collisional Viscosity Effects on the First Generation of Nuclear Structure

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1989-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A simple model is postulated for the freezing scale in nuclear plumes, whose success depends strongly on the high M ratios of nuclear plumes, and on the existence of some mechanism which causes the slab growth rate gammak to be sharply peaked when regarded as a function wavenumber k. Although the model derivation is quite different from another mode, the only significant difference in implementation is the use of growth rates valid for all gradient scale lengths, rather than for just the asymptotic long wavelength limit. This model is only two dimensional, and hence does not address three dimensional effects, which may be important. Keywords Nuclear plumes, Freezing scale, Plasma structure.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE