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Investigation of linear perturbation growth in a planar ablation flow
Author(s): Carine Boudesocque-Dubois; Jean-Marie Clarisse
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Paper Abstract

In inertial confinement fusion, pellet implosion efficiency can be severely limited by hydrodynamic instabilities. In particular, the ablation front instability -- ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability -- plays a major role. Linear stability analyses of ablation fronts have been mostly performed under several assumptions: isobaricity, steadiness, continuous/discontinuous flows. In more general cases, such analyses inevitably resort to solving initial boundary value problems for linear perturbations. The physical model used here is that of ideal gas dynamics with nonlinear heat conduction. A general numerical approach for solving both one-dimensional flows and linear perturbations is briefly presented. Linear perturbation evolutions from initial external surface defects are investigated for a self-similar ablation flow of a semi-infinite slab, initiated from rest.

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Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.536574
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Carine Boudesocque-Dubois, CEA Bruyeres-le-Chatel (France)
Jean-Marie Clarisse, CEA Bruyeres-le-Chatel (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5228:
ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Oleg N. Krokhin; Sergey Yu. Gus'kov; Yury A. Merkul'ev, Editor(s)

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