Validating astrophysical simulation codes

Alan Calder, Jonathan Dursi, Bruce Fryxell, Tomek Plewa, Greg Weirs, Todd Dupont, Harry Robey, Jave Kane, Bruce Remington, Frank Timmes, Guy Dmonte, John Hayes, Mike Zingale, Paul Drake, Paul Ricker, Jim Stone, Kevin Olson

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Abstract

The validating astrophysical simulations against experiments that probe fluid instabilities, nuclear burning and radiation transport are discussed. Varification and validation (V&V) is maturing as discipline due to its importance in fields such as computational fluid dynamics (CVD). Validation requires identifying the physical processes pertinent to events in questions and, for each one, finding or devising laboratory experiments with which to compare them to simulation code results. The physical relevant to astrophysical events, validation methodology and the results of validation test performed with codes modeling some of astrophysical processes is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Calder, A., Dursi, J., Fryxell, B., Plewa, T., Weirs, G., Dupont, T., Robey, H., Kane, J., Remington, B., Timmes, F., Dmonte, G., Hayes, J., Zingale, M., Drake, P., Ricker, P., Stone, J., & Olson, K. (2004). Validating astrophysical simulation codes. Computing in Science and Engineering, 6(5), 10-20. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCSE.2004.44