Accession Number:

ADA639855

Title:

Computational Modeling of the Trailmaster Procyon System

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The goal of the Los Alamos Foil Implosion project Trail- master is the development of an intense source of soft x- rays for materials and fusion studies. The x-ray source in the Trailmaster project is a foil initiated z-pinch. The next system in the Trailmaster project is designed to deliver 15 MA of current to the imploding liner creating approximately 1 MJ of soft x-ray radiation in a submicrosecond pulse. This system, designated Procyon, will consist of a Mark IX helical explosive generator, an explosively formed fuse EFF opening switch, detonator closing switches, a vacuum powerflow channel, a plasma flow switch PFS, and the imploding foil load. Companion papers at this conference will discuss the status of subsystem experiments leading up to the Procyon system, Procyon diagnostics, 3 and details of MHD simulations of the plasma flow switch. 4 In the present paper we will focus on the computational modeling of the overall Procyon system. This effort includes circuit and zero- dimensional point mass slug modeling, 1-D and 2-D radiation MHD calculations, and 3-D radiation transport and view factor modeling of the vacuum powerflow channel.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE