Fluid Modeling for High Energy Density States Created with High Velocity Plasmas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,917.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-06ER84448
Agency Tracking Number:
81119S06-I
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
36
Solicitation Number:
DE-FG01-05ER05-28
Small Business Information
Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite A, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Wen-Lan Wang
 Dr.
 (720) 974-1854
 wenlan@txcorp.com
Business Contact
 Laurence Nelson
Title: Mr.
Phone: (720) 974-1856
Email: lnelson@txcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Inertial fusion seeks to produce fusion reactions by creating plasmas of extremely high density and using inertia to contain momentarily the extreme pressure generated by the fusion burning plasma. Simulation is the main tool for understanding High Energy Density Physics (HEDP), but all current codes lack either some of the physics required for complete modeling or computational techniques necessary for high-performance computing. This project will use an existing parallel code framework to extend the fluid modeling from the hydrodynamics (HD) to the magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) regime. In Phase I, a number of MHD numerical algorithms will be evaluated in terms of physical accuracy, numerical efficiency, and multi-dimensionality. The algorithm that appears best suited for the fusion application will be implemented in the code framework and tested with data relevant to the magnetized target fusion experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Beyond fusion energy, the improved computational modeling should have application to simulations of high-speed beams of plasma traveling away from a variety of astrophysical sources

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