On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code

  title={On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code},
  author={Alan C. Calder and Bruce Fryxell and Tomek Plewa and Robert Rosner and L. J. Dursi and V. Gregory Weirs and Todd Dupont and Harry F Robey and Jave O. Kane and Bruce A. Remington and R. Paul Drake and Guy Dimonte and Michael Zingale and Francis X. Timmes and Kevin Olson and Paul M. Ricker and Peter MacNeice and Henry M. Tufo},
We present a case study of validating an astrophysical simulation code. Our study focuses on validating FLASH, a parallel, adaptive-mesh hydrodynamics code for studying the compressible, reactive flows found in many astrophysical environments. We describe the astrophysics problems of interest and the challenges associated with simulating these problems. We describe methodology and discuss solutions to difficulties encountered in verification and validation. We describe verification tests… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 53 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
32 Citations
8 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 32 extracted citations

54 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 54 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-8 of 8 references

Verification and Validation in Computational Science and Engineering

  • P. J. mosa Roache
  • 1998
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Hydrodynamics and Nuclear Burning (MPI

  • B. A. Fryxell, E. Müller, D. Arnett
  • 1989
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability

  • Calder, C A.
  • J. Comput. Phys.,
  • 2002

Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (Albuquerque

  • M. Reinecke, W. Hillebrandt, J. C. Niemeyer
  • Richtmyer, R. D
  • 1999

Guidlines for Sandia ASCI Verification and Validation Plans – Content and

  • 1998

Fluid Dynamics for Physicists (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ

  • T. E. Faber
  • J. Comput. Phys.,
  • 1995
1 Excerpt

Garching: MPI Astrophys.) Fryxell, B

  • Astrophys. Rep
  • Numerical Simulations in Astrophysics,
  • 1994

Inertial confinement Fusion (Springer-Verlag

  • E. Livne
  • Space Sci. Rev.,
  • 1993
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…