2-D MHD Numerical simulations of EML plasma armatures with ablation

G. C. Boynton, M. A. Huerta, Y. C. Thio

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We use a 2-D resistive MHD code to simulate an EML plasma armature. The energy equation includes Ohmic heating, radiation heat transport and the ideal gas equation of state, allowing for variable ionization using the Saha equations. We calculate rail ablation taking into account the flow of heat into the interior of the rails. Our simulations show the development of internal convective flows and secondary arcs. We use an explicit Flux Corrected Transport algorithm to advance all quantities in time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-756
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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