Two dimensional time dependent MHD 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. Preliminary runs show the growth and subsequent shedding of vortex structures in response to a small perturbation upon an initial equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-242
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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