Interaction of Strong Shock Waves

and Highly Supersonic Winds with Inhomegeneous Media

Alexei Poludnenko, Adam Frank
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Marsha Berger
Courant Institute of Mathematics, New York, NY

Randall LeVeque
University of Washington, Seattle, WA


This page describes the results of the project currently under way at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Rochester in collaboration with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY.  The goal of the project is development of the efficient and robust code based on adaptive mesh refinement approach suited for astrophysical applications, specifically for simulation of systems in which strong shock waves or highly supersonic winds interact with inhomogeneous (clumpy) media.

The basis for the code is the AMRCLAW package developed by Randall LeVeque from the University of Washington and Marsha Berger from the Courant Institute in New York and currently the BEARCLAW package developed by Sorin Mitran from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

    Steady shock interaction with systems of clouds

    Blast wave (unsteady shock) interaction with a single cloud

    Hypersonic radiative cosmic bullets Updated

    Laboratory Astrophysics experiments: global dynamics of shock propagation in clumpy system Updated

    Publications Updated


How to contact us:

Alexei Poludnenko  : wma@pas.rochester.edu

Adam Frank             : afrank@pas.rochester.edu   Mane mantra

Last modified  October 10, 2003
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