Accession Number:

ADA639471

Title:

MHD Modeling of Conductors at Ultra-High Current Density

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

In conjunction with ongoing high-current experiments on Sandia National Laboratories Z accelerator we have revisited a problem first described in detail by Heinz Knoepfel 1. Unlike the 1-Tesla MITLs of pulsed power accelerators used to produce intense particle beams, Zs disc transmission line downstream of the current addition is in a 100-1200 Tesla regime, so ifs conductors cannot be modeled simply as static infinite conductivity boundaries. Using the MHD code 2,3 MACH2 we have been investigating the conductor hydrodynamics, characterizing the joule heating, magnetic field diffusion, and material deformation, pressure, and velocity over a range of current densities, current rise-times, and conductor materials. Three purposes of this work are 1 to quantify power flow losses owing to ultra-high magnetic fields, 2 to model the response of VISAR 4 diagnostics samples in various configurations in Z, and 3 to incorporate the most appropriate equation of state and conductivity models into our MHD computations. Certain features are strongly dependent on the details of the conductivity model. Comparison with measurements on Z will be discussed

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE