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Validating Astrophysical Simulation Codes
September/October 2004 (vol. 6 no. 5)
pp. 10-20
Alan Calder, University of Chicago
Jonathan Dursi, University of Chicago
Bruce Fryxell, University of Chicago
Tomek Plewa, University of Chicago
Greg Weirs, University of Chicago
Todd Dupont, University of Chicago
Harry Robey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jave Kane, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Bruce Remington, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Frank Timmes, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Guy Dimonte, Los Alamos National Laboratory
John Hayes, University of California, San Diego
Mike Zingale, University of California, Santa Cruz
Paul Drake, University of Michigan
Paul Ricker, University of Illinois
Jim Stone, Princeton University
Kevin Olson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Astrophysical simulations model phenomena that can't be fully reproduced terrestrially. Validation then requires carefully devising feasible experiments with the relevant physics. The authors describe validating simulations against experiments that probe fluid instabilities, nuclear burning, and radiation transport, and then discuss insights from—and the limitations of—these tests.
Index Terms:
verification, validation, astrophysics, simulation
Citation:
Alan Calder, Jonathan Dursi, Bruce Fryxell, Tomek Plewa, Greg Weirs, Todd Dupont, Harry Robey, Jave Kane, Bruce Remington, Frank Timmes, Guy Dimonte, John Hayes, Mike Zingale, Paul Drake, Paul Ricker, Jim Stone, Kevin Olson, "Validating Astrophysical Simulation Codes," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 10-20, Sept.-Oct. 2004, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2004.44
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