Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 307, Issue 1–3, pp 227–231 | Cite as

Flash Code Simulations of Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities in Laser-Driven Experiments

  • Nathan C. HearnEmail author
  • Tomasz Plewa
  • R. Paul Drake
  • Carolyn Kuranz
Original Article


We present two- and three-dimensional simulations involving Richtmyer–Meshkov and Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities run with the adaptive mesh refinement code, flash. Variations in the rate of mixing layer growth due to dimensionality, perturbation modes, and simulation resolution are explored. These simulations are designed for detailed comparisons with experiments run on the Omega laser to gain understanding of the mixing processes and to prepare for validation of the Flash code.


Adaptive mesh refinement Rayleigh-Taylor Richtmyer-Meshkov Supernova Code validation Omega laser 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan C. Hearn
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomasz Plewa
    • 1
  • R. Paul Drake
    • 2
  • Carolyn Kuranz
    • 2
  1. 1.ASC Flash CenterUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Space Physics Research LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganMichiganUSA

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