Numerical Modelling of Astrophysical Turbulence

  • Wolfram Schmidt

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wolfram Schmidt
    Pages 1-20
  3. Wolfram Schmidt
    Pages 21-40
  4. Wolfram Schmidt
    Pages 41-68
  5. Wolfram Schmidt
    Pages 69-88
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 89-90

About this book


In this "SpringerBrief" the author considers the underlying problems and questions that are common to numerical models of turbulence in different astrophysical systems.

Turbulence has emerged as an important research topic in several areas of astrophysics. Understanding and modeling turbulence is particularly important for the dynamics of the interstellar medium, but also for the intergalactic medium, as well as in stars. The advancement of methods for numerical simulations of astrophysical turbulence, however, is still challenging because of gravity, strong compressibility, magnetic fields, and other effects.
The book begins with a review of general aspects of numerical simulations of turbulence. In the main part the author presents findings from his numerical studies on astrophysical turbulence and discusses the astrophysical implications. He also explains in detail the numerical schemes utilized.
Readers will find that this book offers a compact yet comprehensive introduction.


Astrophysical Turbulence Astrophysical Turbulence Basics Compressible Turbulence Computational Fluid Dynamics Numerical Methods for Turbulence Simulation of Astrophysical Turbulence Turbulence Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfram Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikGeorg-August-UniversitätGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01474-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01475-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-9100
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-9119
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