Rony Keppens

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Obtainable computational efficiency is evaluated when using an Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) strategy in time accurate simulations governed by sets of conservation laws. For a variety of 1D, 2D, and 3D hydroand magnetohydrodynamic simulations, AMR is used in combination with several shock-capturing, conservative discretization schemes. Solution accuracy(More)
Hydrodynamical simulations are presented of a pulsar wind emitted by a supersonically moving pulsar. The pulsar moves through the interstellar medium or, in the more interesting case, through the supernova remnant created at its birth event. In both cases there exists a three-fold structure consisting of the wind termination shock, contact discontinuity and(More)
The ideal MagnetoHydroDynamic (MHD) equations accurately describe the macroscopic dynamics of a perfectly conducting plasma. Adopting a continuum, single fluid description in terms of the plasma density ρ, velocity v, thermal pressure p and magnetic field B, the ideal MHD system expresses conservation of mass, momentum, energy, and magnetic flux. This(More)
By RONY KEPPENS1 , G. T ÓTH2 , R.H.J. WESTERMANN3 , AND J.P. GOEDBLOED1 FOM-Institute for Plasma-Physics Rijnhuizen, P.O. Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, Department of Atomic Physics, Eötvös University, Puskin u. 5-7, Budapest 1088, Hungary, Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University,(More)