Accession Number:

ADA229500

Title:

An Analytic Model for the Compression of Plasma Toroids

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Sep 1990

Corporate Author:

WEAPONS LAB (AFSC) KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

An expression for the energy required to compress a plasma toroid in the MARAUDER experiment has been derived. The analysis assumes that the plasma follows the ideal magneto-hydrodynamics approximation, that the magnetic forces are the only ones of interest, and that the toroid is in a confined equilibrium at the start and end of the compression. All dimensions of the toroid are force to collapse linearly, and the magnetic energy in the toroid is found to be inversely proportional to the inner radius-- or any other dimension. This analysis gives an estimate to help limit the parameter space of a computational study of the compression process. Keywords Plasma torus compression, Force free configuration, Plasma gun.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE