Lower-Upper Bounds of Temperatures for Wires Exploded in a Vacuum

  • Carl A. Rouse


Preliminary results of attempts to establish lower-upper bounds on exploding wire temperatures have been completed. The numerical code used allows for hydrodynamic motion, radiation, ionization, and a time-dependent energy dump. Maximum blackbody temperatures for wires exploded in vacuum were found to be limited by the hydrodynamics, radiation, and ionization. The results will be discussed.


Surface Radiation Blackbody Temperature Wire Temperature Laboratory Source Hydrodynamic Motion 
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© Plenum Press New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl A. Rouse
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  1. 1.Lawrence Radiation LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLivermoreUSA

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