Two-dimensional heat conducting simulation of plasma armatures

M. A. Huerta, G. C. Boynton

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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