We report on our development of a two-dimensional MHD code to simulate internal motions in a railgun plasma armature. We use the equations of resistive MHD, with Ohmic heating, and radiation heat transport. We use a Flux Corrected Transport code to advance all quantities in time. Our runs show the Development of complex flows, subsequent shedding of secondary arcs, and a drop in the acceleration of the armature.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering