Accession Number : ADA119468

Title :   Radiation from High Temperature Plasmas. Phase II.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jul 81-14 Jul 82,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Agritellis,Christopher

PDF Url : ADA119468

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A large number of atomic physics and magnetohydrodynamic computer codes have been developed by members of the NRL Plasma Radiation Branch of the Naval Research Laboratory over several years. These codes involve the simulation of complex physical processes in a variety of plasma radiation research investigations. In this research effort, the structure of many of these codes was analyzed to improve the numerical procedures or to speed calculational time by code vectorization. In addition, graphic techniques were developed to improve the display of the results, which is important both to detect coding errors and to elucidate physical mechanisms. In this report, we describe the codes that were improved and present examples of the graphical displays now available for analysis of the calculational results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Plasmas(Physics), *Nuclear radiation, *Magnetohydrodynamics, *Machine coding, Nuclear explosion simulation, Nuclear weapons, Hydrodynamic codes, Emission spectra, Implosions, Electric discharges, Pinch effect, Particle collisions, Radiative transfer, Exploding wires, Nuclear physics, X ray spectra, Numerical methods and procedures, Vector analysis, Computer graphics, High temperature

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE