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Flash is a parallel, adaptive mesh, multi-physics simulation code developed at the University of Chicago first for nuclear astrophysics applications and subsequently for high-energy-density applications. Flash includes modules for hydrodynamics, self-gravity, thermal diffusion, nuclear reaction networks, and modules for specific research areas including astrophysics and high energy density physics. IACS researchers with collaborators, principally Dean Townsley at the University of Alabama, have developed a flame capturing scheme to describe turbulent combustion when simulating Type Ia (thermonuclear) supernovae.
 
IACS RESEARCHERS
Alan Calder
Donald Willcox
Brendan Krueger
Aaron Jackson
 
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JOURNAL REFERENCE
FLASH: An Adaptive Mesh Hydrodynamics Code for Modeling Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes. Fryxell, B, et al. ApJS, 131, 273. 2000
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code. Calder, A., et al. ApJS 143, 201. 2002.
Pragmatic Optimizations for Best Scientific Utilization of Large Supercomputers. Dubey, et al. Int. J. High Perform. C., 27, 223. 2013
Evolution of FLASH, a Multiphysics Scientific Simulation Code for High Performance Computing. Dubey, et al. Int. J. High Perform. C., 28, 223. 2014
A Tracer Method for Computing Type Ia supernova yields: Burning Model Calibration, Reconstruction of Thickened Flames, and Verification for Planar Detonations. Townsley, et al., ApJS, 225, 3. 2016
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