J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C3-453-C3-458
A SIMPLE MODEL FOR THE MOTION OF PULSED-LASER-DRIVEN THIN FLYERSR.J. LAWRENCE and W.M. TROTT
Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, U.S.A.
A model that predicts the final velocity of high-power, pulsed-laser-driven thin flyers is described. The required input parameters can either be obtained from standard handbooks or simply extracted from one set of data. The model yields a number of features and scaling laws that are well verified by experiment. Specific comparisons of model predictions with experimental results illustrate excellent agreement for variations of laser fluence and pulse width as well as flyer diameter and thickness.
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