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MAESTRO: Low Mach Number Astrophysics


Overview

Many astrophysical phenomena of interest occur in the low Mach number regime, where the characteristic fluid velocity is small compared to the speed of sound. Some well-known examples are the convective phase of Type Ia supernovae, classical novae, convection in stars, and Type I X-ray bursts. Such problems require a numerical approach capable of resolving phenomena over time scales much longer than the characteristic time required for an acoustic wave to propagate across the computational domain.

MAESTRO is a low Mach number hydrodynamics code using AMR that includes stellar equations of state and nuclear reaction networks. MAESTRO is based on the AMReX software framework.

MAESTRO is freely available for download at http://www.github.com/AMReX-Astro/MAESTRO

You will need AMReX to build MAESTRO -- you can download AMReX from http://www.github.com/AMReX-Codes/amrex

Much more information about MAESTRO is available at http://AMReX-Astro.github.io/MAESTRO.

Please visit github to download MAESTRO and AMReX to begin.