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AstroBEAR: Adaptive Mesh Refinement Code for Ideal Hydrodynamics & Magnetohydrodynamics

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:10 pm
by owlice
[c]AstroBEAR: Adaptive Mesh Refinement Code for Ideal Hydrodynamics & Magnetohydrodynamics[/c][/b]
Abstract: AstroBEAR is a modular hydrodynamic & magnetohydrodynamic code environment designed for a variety of astrophysical applications. It uses the BEARCLAW package, a multidimensional, Eulerian computational code used to solve hyperbolic systems of equations. AstroBEAR allows adaptive-mesh-refinment (AMR) simulations in 2, 2.5 (i.e., cylindrical), and 3 dimensions, in either cartesian or curvilinear coordinates. Parallel applications are supported through the MPI architecture. AstroBEAR is written in Fortran 90/95 using standard libraries.

AstroBEAR supports hydrodynamic (HD) and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) applications using a variety of spatial and temporal methods. MHD simulations are kept divergence-free via the constrained transport (CT) methods of Balsara & Spicer. Three different equation of state environments are available: ideal gas, gas with differing isentropic γ, and the analytic Thomas-Fermi formulation of A.R. Bell.

Credit: Cunningham, Andrew J.; Frank, Adam; Varniere, Peggy; Mitran, Sorin; Jones, Thomas W.

Site: https://www.pas.rochester.edu/astrobear
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009ApJS..182..519C

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft04002C

ID: ascl:1104.002

Re: AstroBEAR: Adaptive Mesh Refinement Code for Ideal HD &

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:22 am
by kcd
Entry updated 1/12/2014: removed old location (https://astrobear.pas.rochester.edu/trac/astrobear) and replaced with URL to new site.