Impact of Mixture Chamber Gas on Direct-Drive Inertial Fusion Energy Targets

submitted by: RobertMartin
Robert Martin's PhD Defense from the University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Martin developed a multi-component computational fluid dynamics algorithm to study the evolution of chamber gas between subsequent inertial fusion energy burns in a proposed powerplant design. He used these results to study the impact of chamber gas on direct-drive target survival and proposed a safe operating regime as well as a cold gas jet co-injection scheme to...