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Argonne assists advanced reactor development with award-winning safety software
The development of modern nuclear reactor technologies relies heavily on complex software codes and computer simulations to support the design, construction, and testing of physical hardware systems. These tools allow for rigorous testing of theory and thorough verification of design under various use or transient power scenarios.
Fuyuan Wu, Rafael Ramis, Zhenghong Li, Yanyun Chu, Jianlun Yang, Zhen Wang, Shijiang Meng, Zhanchang Huang, Jiaming Ning
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 4 | November 2017 | Pages 726-730
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1347458
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The interaction between Z-pinch plasma and foam converter has an important effect on the formation of Z-pinch dynamic hohlraums. A new program has been developed to study related physical processes. Numerical results suggest that the interaction on 7–10 MA drivers is strong enough to create dynamic hohlraums with radiation temperature over 100 eV. Simulations also indicate that a radiating shock would appear due to the collision of Z-pinch plasma and foam converter, in good agreement with the measurements on JULONG-I facility. In this technical note, we present the physical model and simulation results, as well as typical experimental results.