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HNBody: Hierarchical N-Body Symplectic Integration Package

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:32 pm
by owlice
HNBody: Hierarchical N-Body Symplectic Integration Package

Abstract: HNBody is a new set of software utilities geared to the integration of hierarchical (nearly-Keplerian) N-body systems. Our focus is on symplectic methods, and we have included explicit support for three classes of particles (heavy, light, and massless), second and fourth order methods, post-Newtonian corrections, and the use of a symplectic corrector (among other things). For testing purposes, we also provide support for more general integration schemes (Bulirsch-Stoer & Runge-Kutta). Configuration files employing an intuitive syntax allow for easy problem setup, and many simple simulations can be done without the user compiling any code. Low-level interfaces are also available, enabling extensive customization.

Credit: Rauch, Kevin P.; Hamilton, Douglas P.


Bibcode: 2012ascl.soft01010R

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ID: ascl:1201.010