Accession Number : AD0775708

Title :   Time Dependent Internal Electromagnetic Pulse for Spherical and Cylindrical Symmetry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Salvi,Theodore C.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Time varying charge densities and electric fields caused by the symmetric inward emission of electrons are computed for the interior of a hollow sphere and cylinder. The Vlasov equation is derived in spherical and cylindrical coordinates. A quasi-static assumption is made. Electric fields are computed at the end of each time step. Several different methods of obtaining the charge density and field at each time step are discussed, all based on tracing characteristic curves of the Vlasov equation. The simplest of these methods is implemented. The distribution is stored in a discretized phase space, and particles are redistributed to phase points at the end of each time step. A coarse grid is used and numerical techniques are designed so as to expend minimal computer resources. A Maxwellian input distribution is assumed and several sample results are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Electromagnetic pulses, *Electric fields, *Nuclear explosions, Maxwells equations, Distribution functions, Electron density, Spheres, Space charge, Theses

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE