Simulations of radiative shocks and jet formation in laboratory plasmas
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We present the simulations of two relevant hydrodynamical problems related to astrophysical phenomena performed by three different codes. The numerical results from these codes will be compared in order to test both the numerical method implemented inside them and the influence of the physical phenomena simulated by the codes. Under some conditions laser produced plasmas could be scaled to the typical conditions prevailing in astrophysical plasmas. Therefore, such similarity allows to use existing laser facilities and numerical codes suitable to a laser plasma regime, for studying astrophysical proccesses. The codes are the radiation fluid dynamic 2D ARWEN code and the 3D HERACLES, and, without radiation energy transport, a Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) code. These codes use diferent numerical techniques and have overlapping range of application, from laser produced plasmas to astrophysical plasmas. We also present the first laser experiments obtaining cumulative jets with a velocity higher than 100 km/s.
CitationVelarde, P. [et al.]. Simulations of radiative shocks and jet formation in laboratory plasmas. A: 5th International conference on inertial fusion sciences and applications : September 9-14, 2007 : Kobe, Japan. "5th International conference on inertial fusion sciences and applications : September 9-14, 2007 : Kobe, Japan". Kobe: IOP Publishing, 2007, p. 1-4.