Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

A Fokker-Planck Code for Laser-Produced Plasmas

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

A Fokker-Planck code is developed based upon Epperlein’s scheme [Laser Part. Beams 12, 257 (1994)] for the investigation of laser-produced plasmas in relevance to inertial confinement fusion. The equations are integrated implicitly by the time-splitting method. The test problems are simulated to show the versatility of the code. The comparisons among our computational heat flux and the classical Spitzer-H¨arm (SH) transport model and non-local transport models have been presented. The result shows that the non-local model of heat flux is in reasonable agreement with the FP simulation in overdense region and invalid in the hot underdense plasmas.

Publication Title

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Volume

112

First Page

55305