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Experimental and numerical research on the laser-driven flyers
Author(s): Zhuowei Gu; Chengwei Sun
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Paper Abstract

Experimental studies on laser driven high-speed metallic flyers have been carried out wiht a moderate Q-switched YAG laser whose output is 1J and pulse FWHM of 10 ns. An aluminum film of thickness 5.5 micrometers was accelerated to a speed about 7 km/s. The experiments on initiation of explosives and spallation of metals were performed using laser driven flyer. A numerical model is explored here for a description of vaporization, ablation and ionization during the laser irradiation and can give reasonable results compared with the experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474370
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Zhuowei Gu, Institute of Fluid Physics, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Chengwei Sun, Institute of Fluid Physics, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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