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Hydrodynamics in full general relativity with conservative AMR

East, William E.; Pretorius, Frans; Stephens, Branson C.;
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  • Published: 13 Dec 2011
Abstract
There is great interest in numerical relativity simulations involving matter due to the likelihood that binary compact objects involving neutron stars will be detected by gravitational wave observatories in the coming years, as well as to the possibility that binary compact object mergers could explain short-duration gamma-ray bursts. We present a code designed for simulations of hydrodynamics coupled to the Einstein field equations targeted toward such applications. This code has recently been used to study eccentric mergers of black hole-neutron star binaries. We evolve the fluid conservatively using high-resolution shock-capturing methods, while the field equ...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
free text keywords: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
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NSF| Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics
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  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1001515
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics
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NSF| CAREER: Numerical Exploration of Dynamical, Strong-field Gravity
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0745779
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Physics
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NSF| GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Project
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 0646086
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Education & Human Resources | Division of Graduate Education
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