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Visual TSUNAMI: A Versatile, User-Friendly, Multidimensional Ablation and Gas-Dynamics Design Code

C. S. Debonnel, T. X. Wang, M. Suzuki, E. Garcia, P. F. Peterson

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 47 / Number 4 / May 2005 / Pages 1165-1169

Technical Paper / Fusion Energy - Inertial Fusion Technology /

Gas dynamics phenomena in thick-liquid protected inertial fusion target chambers have been explored since the early 1990's with the help of a series of simulation codes known as TSUNAMI. The code has been recently redesigned entirely to make use of modern programming techniques, languages and software; improve its user-friendliness; and refine its ability to model thick-liquid protected chambers, while expanding its capability to a larger variety of systems. The new code is named ''Visual Tsunami'' to emphasize the programming language of its core, Fortran 95, as well as its graphics-based input file builder and output processors. It is aimed at providing a user-friendly design tool for complex systems for which transient gas dynamics phenomena play a key role.

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