Code O-SUKI: Simulation of direct-drive fuel target implosion in heavy ion inertial fusion

Published: 23 April 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h8n474wvf5.1
R. Sato,
Shigeo Kawata,
T. Karino,
K. Uchibori,
T. Iinuma,
H. Katoh,
A.I. Ogoyski


The Code O-SUKI is an integrated 2-dimensional (2D) simulation program system for a fuel implosion, ignition and burning of a direct-drive nuclear-fusion pellet in heavy ion beam (HIB) inertial confinement fusion (HIF). The Code O-SUKI consists of the four programs of the HIB illumination and energy deposition program of OK3 (Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 1332 (2010)), a Lagrangian fluid implosion program, a data conversion program, and an Euler fluid implosion, ignition and burning program. The OK3 computes the multi-HIBs irradiation onto a spherical fuel target. One HIB is divided into many beamlets in OK3. Each heavy ion beamlet deposits its energy along the trajectory in a deposition layer depending on the particle energy. The OK3 also has a function of a wobbling motion of the HIB axis oscillation, and the HIBs energy deposition spatial detail profile is obtained inside the energy absorber of the fuel target. The spherical target implosion 2D behavior is computed by the 2D Lagrangian fluid code coupled with OK3, until just before the void closure time of the fuel implosion. After that, all the data by the Lagrangian implosion code are converted to them for the Eulerian code. The fusion Deuterium (D)-Tritium (T) fuel and the inward moving heavy tamping material are imploded and deformed seriously at the stagnation phase. The Euler fluid code is appropriate to simulate the fusion fuel compression, ignition and burning. The Code O-SUKI 2D simulation system provides a capability to compute and to study the HIF target implosion dynamics.



Computational Physics, Heavy Ion Nuclear Chemistry, Ignition