Simulation and visualisation of astrophysical plasmas with smoothed particle magnetohydrodynamics

Tricco, Terrence S. (Terrence Stansilaus) (2010) Simulation and visualisation of astrophysical plasmas with smoothed particle magnetohydrodynamics. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

A numerical implementation of the equations of magnetohydrodynamics has been developed using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. Self gravitational forces have been included using the Barnes-Hut octree algorithm. A nearest neighbour search algorithm has been devised which links adjacent, spatially exclusive nodes from a spatial decomposition tree to create a mesh facilitating efficient searching. Visualisations of SPH fluids were created using Delaunay triangulation with particles serving as triangle vertices.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8927
Item ID: 8927
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 118-123).
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Computer Science
Date: 2010
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Magnetohydrodynamics--Computer simulation; Plasma astrophysics--Computer simulation

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