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Analysis of Rayleigh-Taylor instability by nonlinear statistics methods for the tasks of laser thermonuclear fusion
Author(s): A. S. Nuzhny; Vladislav B. Rozanov; Roman V. Stepanov; A. S. Shumsky
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Paper Abstract

A consideration of turbulent mixing is especially important in the laser fusion problems where the intensities of shock waves and acceleration fields achieve great values and the arising instabilities lead to a considerable reduction of thermonuclear yield. A standard set of thermodynamic values is insufficient to describe a process of turbulent mixing because a classical set averaging takes no account of the coherent structures, which are essential for the process. However, there is supposed to be a certain "reasonable" number of parameters characterizing a further development of turbulent process, as evidenced by numerical calculations and experimental data. An attempt has been made to determine numerically the turbulent mixing steady-state formation at an example of two-dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor problems. In order to define such hidden characteristics one applied a mathematical apparatus of artificial intellect used effectively in fuzzy logic problems. The process states were coded by wavelet transform allowing one to consider spatially localized structures. The processes under study were determined by numerical calculations. As a result one obtained a steady-state representation of an RT-mixing process. The stable parameters are expressed through linear combinations of wavelet coefficients and Fourier transforms of the physical fields.

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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: 10.1117/12.536577
Show Author Affiliations
A. S. Nuzhny, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vladislav B. Rozanov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Roman V. Stepanov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
A. S. Shumsky, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

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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