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Stagger: MHD Method for Modeling Star Formation

Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:38 pm
by owlice
[c]Stagger: MHD Method for Modeling Star Formation[/c][/b]
Abstract: Stagger is an astrophysical MHD code actively used to model star formation. It is equipped with a multi-frequency radiative transfer module and a comprehensive equation of state module that includes a large number of atomic and molecular species, to be able to compute realistic 3-D models of the near-surface layers of stars. The current version of the code allows a discretization that explicitly conserves mass, momentum, energy, and magnetic flux. The tensor formulation of the viscosity ensures that the viscous force is insensitive to the coordinate system orientation, thereby avoiding artificial grid-alignment.

Credit: Galsgaard, Klaus


Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft05012G

ID: ascl:1105.012