Two-dimensional heat conducting simulation of plasma armatures

Manuel Huerta, G. C. Boynton

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Abstract

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
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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armatures
Magnetohydrodynamics
Rail guns
Plasmas
conduction
heat
Joule heating
Heat radiation
simulation
arcs
Fluxes
heating
radiation
Hot Temperature

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Two-dimensional heat conducting simulation of plasma armatures. / Huerta, Manuel; Boynton, G. C.

In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 27, No. 1, 01.01.1991, p. 261-265.

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