Shock finding on a moving-mesh: I. Shock statistics in non-radiative cosmological simulations

@article{Schaal2015ShockFO,
  title={Shock finding on a moving-mesh: I. Shock statistics in non-radiative cosmological simulations},
  author={Kevin Schaal and Volker Springel},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={446},
  pages={3992-4007}
}
  • K. Schaal, V. Springel
  • Published 15 July 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Cosmological shock waves play an important role in hierarchical structure formation by dissipating and thermalizing kinetic energy of gas flows, thereby heating the universe. Furthermore, identifying shocks in hydrodynamical simulations and measuring their Mach number accurately is critical for calculating the production of non-thermal particle components through diffusive shock acceleration. However, shocks are often significantly broadened in numerical simulations, making it challenging to… 
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