Accession Number:

ADA608003

Title:

Explosive Magnetic Liner Devices to Produce Shock Pressures Up to 3 Tpa

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The paper discusses devices with a Disk Explosive Magnetic flux compression Generator DEMG, which are similar to the ALT-1,2 experimental devices and are intended for testing the possibility of producing 1-3 TPa 10-30 Mbar pressures and the possibility of measuring Hugoniots of different materials at such pressures. It is expected that two-layer, cylindrical liners, AlFe andor AlW, will be used, driven by 4-5 MG magnetic fields to tilde 20 kms velocities. The paper presents and discusses simulated characteristics of these devices, in which currents, energies and powers delivered to the liner load can reach tilde 70 MA, tilde 40 MJ and tilde 20 TW and exceed those in the ALT-1,2 devices by a factor of tilde 2, tilde 4 and tilde 7, respectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE