VisRad

VISRAD Major Features

  • Supports design and modeling of experiments at major laser and pulsed power facilities:
      • National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Livermore National Laboratories
      • OMEGA Laser Facility at University of Rochester
      • OMEGA-EP Laser System at University of Rochester
      • Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) near Bordeaux, France
      • ORION Laser System near Aldermaston, UK
      • Z Pulsed-Power Facility at Sandia National Laboratories
      • PLX Pulsed-Power Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratories
    • Supports convenient generation of grids for a variety of 2-D and 3-D primitives, as well as pre-configured cylindrical hohlraums and halfraums, and tetrahedral hohlraums.
    • Provides capability for surface removal (e.g., drilling holes in cylinders).
    • Conveniently provides views from diagnostic ports or any user-specified position.
    • Provides easy-to-use target building capability. Object positions and orientations can be specified in the coordinate system of the target chamber or any other target component.
    • Supports use of object-dependent material properties for:
        • Reflection of radiation (albedos)
        • Reflection of laser light (glint)
        • X-ray conversion efficiencies
    • Provides 3-D interactive graphics for:
        • Target grid setup
        • Laser beams and/or target component power sources
        • Temperature and radiation flux distributions
    • Includes power source modeling for:
        • Laser beam systems
        • Self emission from target component
    • Provides for easy viewing of laser beam intersections with target components.
    • Includes accurate algorithms for computing configuration factor integrals.
    • View factors include effects of occultation (i.e., blocking of light by intervening surface elements).
    • Provides easy-to-use set up of laser beams: