3D Hydrodynamic Computations for Turbulent Convection

3D Hydrodynamic Computations for Turbulent Convection

3D Hydrodynamic SimulationsHydrodynamic computations provide insight and understanding of complex phenomena that cannot be obtained experimentally. Dr. Casey Meakin, K&C scientist, and his colleagues, have recently applied three-dimensional hydrodynamic implicit large eddy simulations to compute the turbulent convection of carbon burning in massive stars.

The computational methods are capable of resolving the convective boundary regions that occur in stars. They will ultimately be used to provide an understanding of stellar evolution, which involve extremely complex physics. This work is a great example of the breadth of K&C’s modeling and simulation capabilities. The techniques applied here for stellar physics have wide application to solve engineering problems in the defense, space, and aerospace industries.

Read the article recently accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.