NIRVANA: A Numerical Tool for Astrophysical Gas Dynamics

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NIRVANA: A Numerical Tool for Astrophysical Gas Dynamics

Post by owlice » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:48 pm

[c]NIRVANA: A Numerical Tool for Astrophysical Gas Dynamics[/c][/b]
Abstract: The NIRVANA code is capable of the simulation of multi-scale self-gravitational magnetohydrodynamics problems in three space dimensions employing the technique of adaptive mesh refinement. The building blocks of NIRVANA are (i) a fully conservative, divergence-free Godunov-type central scheme for the solution of the equations of magnetohydrodynamics; (ii) a block-structured mesh refinement algorithm which automatically adds and removes elementary grid blocks whenever necessary to achieve adequate resolution and; (iii) an adaptive mesh Poisson solver based on multigrid philosophy which incorporates the so-called elliptic matching condition to keep the gradient of the gravitational potential continous at fine/coarse mesh interfaces.

Credit: Ziegler, U.


Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft01006Z

ID: ascl:1101.006
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