Numerical simulation of high mach number astrophysical jets with radiative cooling

Youngsoo Ha, Carl Gardner, Anne Gelb, Chi Wang Shu

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Computational fluid dynamics simulations using the WENO-LF method are applied to high Mach number nonrelativistic astrophysical jets, including the effects of radiative cooling. Our numerical methods have allowed us to simulate astrophysical jets at much higher Mach numbers than have been attained (Mach 20) in the literature. Our simulations of the HH 1-2 astrophysical jets are at Mach 80. Simulations at high Mach numbers and with radiative cooling are essential for achieving detailed agreement with the astrophysical images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-612
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Astrophysical jets
  • Radiative cooling
  • WENO method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Numerical Analysis
  • General Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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