CASTRO: Multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR Radiation-hydrodynami

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CASTRO: Multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR Radiation-hydrodynamics Code

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CASTRO: Multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR Radiation-hydrodynamics Code

Abstract: CASTRO is a multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR radiation-hydrodynamics code that includes stellar equations of state, nuclear reaction networks, and self-gravity. Initial target applications for CASTRO include Type Ia and Type II supernovae. CASTRO supports calculations in 1-d, 2-d and 3-d Cartesian coordinates, as well as 1-d spherical and 2-d cylindrical (r-z) coordinate systems. Time integration of the hydrodynamics equations is based on an unsplit version of the piecewise parabolic method (PPM) with new limiters that avoid reducing the accuracy of the scheme at smooth extrema. CASTRO can follow an arbitrary number of isotopes or elements. The atomic weights and amounts of these elements are used to calculate the mean molecular weight of the gas required by the equation of state. CASTRO supports several different approaches to solving for self-gravity. The most general is a full Poisson solve for the gravitational potential. CASTRO also supports a monopole approximation for gravity, and a constant gravity option is also available. The CASTRO software is written in C++ and Fortran, and is based on the BoxLib software framework developed by CCSE.

Credit: Almgren, A. S.; Beckner, V. E.; Bell, J. B.; Day, M. S.; Howell, L. H.; Katz, M; Lijewski, M. J.; Malone, C.; Nonaka, A.; Singer, M.; Zhang, W; Zingale, M.

Site: https://ccse.lbl.gov/Research/CASTRO/index.html
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010arXiv1008.2801A

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft05010A

Preferred citation method: See CITATION file here: https://github.com/BoxLib-Codes/Castro/ ... r/CITATION

ID: ascl:1105.010
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Re: CASTRO: Multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR Radiation-hydrodynami

Post by mzingale » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:55 pm

The code can be found on github:

https://github.com/BoxLib-Codes/Castro

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Re: CASTRO: Multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR Radiation-hydrodynami

Post by owlice » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:04 pm

Thanks very much!
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Re: CASTRO: Multi-dimensional Eulerian AMR Radiation-hydrodynami

Post by owlice » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:42 am

- changed ref http://arxiv.org/abs/1105.2466 to resolved http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJS..196...20Z
- added refs per change request
- updated authors from Center For Computational Sciences and Engineering (Berkeley); Howell, Louis; Singer, Mike to Almgren, A. S.; Beckner, V. E.; Bell, J. B.; Day, M. S.; Howell, L. H.; Katz, M; Lijewski, M. J.; Malone, C.; Nonaka, A.; Singer, M.; Zhang, W; Zingale, M. based on author list on http://boxlib-codes.github.io/Castro/
- added http://boxlib-codes.github.io/Castro/ to site list per change request
- added papers to Described in/Used in fields per info in change request
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