Numerical simulation of the XZ Tauri supersonic astrophysical jet

Carl Gardner, Steven J. Dwyer

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Computational gas dynamical simulations using the WENO-LF method are applied to modeling the high Mach number astrophysical jet XZ Tauri, including the effects of radiative cooling. Mach 55 simulations of the pulsed proto-jet are presented and analyzed in terms of interacting nonlinear waves: terminal Mach disks, bow shocks, and Meshkov-Richtmyer instabilities of the leading jet contact boundary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1677-1683
Number of pages7
JournalActa Mathematica Scientia
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • 65M06
  • 76E20
  • 76N15
  • ENO method
  • astrophysical jets
  • gas dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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