Explicit AdaptiveGrid RadiationMagnetohydrodynamics
Abstract
An explicit adaptivegrid finite differencing method for onedimensional radiationmagnetohydrodynamics computations is described. Based on the equidistribution principle, this explicit procedure moves the grid points to regions with high spatial gradients in physical quantities, such as temperature, mass density, pressure, and momentum. The governing magnetic field, radiative transfer, and hydrodynamics equations are transformed to the moving adaptive reference frame. The time and spatially dependent radiation field is determined by solving the radiative transfer equation with the multigroup discrete ordinate S_{N} method with implicit time differencing. The magnetic field is solved through a diffusion equation resulted from Maxwell's equations and Ohm's law. The field equations are solved using a firstorder upwind spatial differencing and explicit time differencing scheme. The coupling between the fluid and radiation field is treated explicitly by first solving for the radiation field and then the fluid equations. A conservative differencing scheme based on the control volume approach is chosen to retain the conservative nature of the governing equations.
 Publication:

Journal of Computational Physics
 Pub Date:
 May 1992
 DOI:
 10.1016/00219991(92)90308L
 Bibcode:
 1992JCoPh.100...38Y