On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code

@inproceedings{Calder2002OnVA,
  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},
  year={2002}
}
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
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