Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1301.1326 (Eric J. Lentz et al.)

Two- and three-dimensional simulations of core-collapse supernovae with CHIMERA    [PDF]

Eric J. Lentz, Stephen W. Bruenn, J. Austin Harris, Merek Austin Chertkow, W. Raphael Hix, Anthony Mezzacappa, O. E. Bronson Messer, John M. Bondin, Pedro Marronetti, Christopher M. Mauney, Konstantin N. Yakunin
Ascertaining the core-collapse supernova mechanism is a complex, and yet unsolved, problem dependent on the interaction of general relativity, hydrodynamics, neutrino transport, neutrino-matter interactions, and nuclear equations of state and reaction kinetics. Ab initio modeling of core-collapse supernovae and their nucleosynthetic outcomes requires care in the coupling and approximations of the physical components. We have built our multi-physics CHIMERA code for supernova modeling in 1-, 2-, and 3-D, using ray-by-ray neutrino transport, approximate general relativity, and detailed neutrino and nuclear physics. We discuss some early results from our current series of exploding 2D simulations and our work to perform computationally tractable simulations in 3D using the "Yin-Yang" grid.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.1326

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