Achieving high pressure shock Hugoniot measurements in cylindrical geometry utilizing a high-explosive pulsed power drive

J. H. Peterson, C. L. Rousculp, D. B. Holtkamp, D. M. Oro, J. R. Griego, W. L. Atchison, R. E. Reinovsky

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Abstract

ALT-3 (Advanced Liner Technology) is a collaboration between VNIIEF and LANL that aims to conduct high velocity material experiments and measure shock velocities at pressures near 1 TPa. The DEMG (Disk Explosive Magnetic Generator) is used to drive a >60MA current that accelerates an aluminum liner to speeds in excess of 20 km/s. A simple circuit model is presented that models the DEMG to reasonable accuracy and is then coupled with 1-D magnetohydrodynamic simulations of both the liner and target. 2-D hydrodynamic simulations of the target are also presented along with implications for measurement accuracy and expected results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference Record - PPC 2011, Pulsed Power Conference 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
Pages1288-1293
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers-IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference

Other

Other18th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference, PPC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/19/116/23/11

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