Fluid Simulations

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Campus, PAB 232

Andrew Eberhardt

From the clouds on Jupiter, to debris disks, to dark matter halos, we are frequently interested in the evolution and behavior of fluids. For decades now simulations have been a tool to investigate the physics of these systems. There are a variety of  generally used computational techniques. I will discuss some of these methods and demonstrate their utility with a set of test problems. I will discuss traditional techniques and more modern techniques for simulating pressured and pressure-less systems. Specific focus will be given to the qualitative way in which the simulations are implemented and a comparison between methods.