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Astronomy - Astrophysics and Astroparticles | Numerical Modelling of Astrophysical Turbulence

Numerical Modelling of Astrophysical Turbulence

Schmidt, Wolfram

2014, VIII, 90 p. 50 illus., 22 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a compact and comprehensive introduction into a subject which is usually covered only in research papers or advanced and lengthy textbooks
  • Disparate areas of astrophysics with traditionally separate communities are linked by the same underlying physics
  • Informs about frontiers of supercomputing in astrophysics

In this "SpringerBrief" the author considers the underlying problems and questions that are common to numerical models of turbulence in different astrophysical systems.

Turbulence has emerged as an important research topic in several areas of astrophysics. Understanding and modeling turbulence is particularly important for the dynamics of the interstellar medium, but also for the intergalactic medium, as well as in stars. The advancement of methods for numerical simulations of astrophysical turbulence, however, is still challenging because of gravity, strong compressibility, magnetic fields, and other effects.
The book begins with a review of general aspects of numerical simulations of turbulence. In the main part the author presents findings from his numerical studies on astrophysical turbulence and discusses the astrophysical implications. He also explains in detail the numerical schemes utilized.
Readers will find that this book offers a compact yet comprehensive introduction.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Astrophysical Turbulence - Astrophysical Turbulence Basics - Compressible Turbulence - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Numerical Methods for Turbulence - Simulation of Astrophysical Turbulence - Turbulence Theory

Related subjects » Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Classical Continuum Physics - Computational Intelligence and Complexity - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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