WhiskyMHD: General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics

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WhiskyMHD: Numerical Code for General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics

Post by owlice » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:48 pm

WhiskyMHD: Numerical Code for General Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics

Abstract: Whisky is a code to evolve the equations of general relativistic hydrodynamics (GRHD) and magnetohydrodynamics (GRMHD) in 3D Cartesian coordinates on a curved dynamical background. It was originally developed by and for members of the EU Network on Sources of Gravitational Radiation and is based on the Cactus Computational Toolkit. Whisky can also implement adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) if compiled together with Carpet.

Whisky has grown from earlier codes such as GR3D and GRAstro_Hydro, but has been rewritten to take advantage of some of the latest research performed here in the EU. The motivation behind Whisky is to compute gravitational radiation waveforms for systems that involve matter. Examples would include the merger of a binary system containing a neutron star, which are expected to be reasonably common in the universe and expected to produce substantial amounts of radiation. Other possible sources are given in the projects list.

Credit: Baiotti, Luca; Giacomazzo, Bruno; Hawke, Ian; et al.

Site: https://whiskycode.org/
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007CQGra..24S.235G

Bibcode: 2010ascl.soft10084B

Preferred citation method: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005PhRvD..71b4035B http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007CQGra..24S.235G http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005PhRvD..71j4006H

ID: ascl:1010.084
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