VT Nuclear Education: Laser and Nuke Weapon Calculator

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Nuclear Weapon Calculator

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Enter the appropriate Weapon yield and shape for your weapon, fill in the Armor parameters, then simulate the explosion. Note: You can alter the ranges as well, then re-run the simulation.
Weapon Parameters
Weapon Shape (12.566 indicates spherical burst)
Weapon yield  kilotons

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Armor Parameters
     
Atomic Mass
Density g/cm3
Molar Volume cm3
Heat of Fusion kj/mol
Heat of Vaporization kj/mol

See “Nuclear Explosion Graph” >>>>

Enter an appropriate wave length, lens radius, laser power output, beam duration, and duty cycle of the beam. Fill in the Armor parameters, then simulate the laser fire. Note: You can alter the ranges as well, then re-run the simulation.

Weapon Parameters
Wavelength m
Radius of lens m
Laser Output Power MW
Beam Duration s
Duty Cycle ratio on:off

Armor Parameters
Atomic Mass
Density g/cm3
Molar Volume cm3
Heat of Fusion kj/mol
Heat of Vaporization kj/mol

See “Simulate Laser Fire Graph” >>>>

Power Plant Requirements
Laser Efficency
Waste Heat MWseconds per firing.
Average Power Output MW
Peak Power Output MW
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