A Three-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Simulation Capability for Liner Compression of Field Reversed Configurations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85970
Agency Tracking Number:
94291
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
68 c
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Numerex, Llc
2309 Renard Place SE, Suite 220, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612410605
Principal Investigator:
Michael Frese
Dr.
(505) 842-0074
Michael.Frese@numerex-llc.com
Business Contact:
Michael Frese
Dr.
(505) 842-0074
Michael.Frese@numerex-llc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
NumerEx has developed, implemented, and applied a two-dimensional (2-d) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation model of liner compression of field reversed configurations (FRCs) based on MACH2. The model, including FRC formation, translation, capture, and liner compression, incorporates both an imploding deformable liner and the FRC, and is presently being used to design and provide operational guidance for Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Science funded experiments at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Others have applied spectral codes limited to cylindrically symmetric simulation geometries to address three-dimensional (3-d) plasma effects. However, simulations of liner compression of FRCs that can address both 3-d aspects of practical experimental hardware and 3-d plasma effects, and that could validate the 2-d design model are presently unavailable. NumerEx proposes to develop a 3-d MHD simulation capability to address the FRC liner compression problem. This capability will be based on MACH3, NumerEx

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