Accession Number : ADA133467
Title : Vortex Shedding and Laser Ablation.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Emery,M H ; Gardner,J H ; Boris,J P ; Cooper,A L
PDF Url : ADA133467
Report Date : 22 Sep 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : Through a critical examination of the vortex dynamics of laser ablatively accelerated targets the author was able to explain the inhibited linear Rayleigh-Taylor growth rates, clarify the role fo the Kelvin-Helmholtz roll-up, explain the short wavelength cutoff, explain and theoretically reproduce dynamically stabilized growth rates and predict magnetic field structures throughout the overdense region which lead to a physically motivated model of thermal flux inhibition.
Descriptors : *Vortex shedding, *Mathematical models, *Laser weapons, *Targets, Thermal instability, Ablation, Magnetic fields, Implosions, Hydrodynamics, Heat flux, Inhibition, Plasmas(Physics)
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE