The Numerical Modelling of Nonlinear Stellar Pulsations

Problems and Prospects

  • J. Robert Buchler

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 302)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. J. Robert Buchler
    Pages 1-26
  3. R. F. Stellingwerf
    Pages 27-40
  4. G. Kovacs
    Pages 53-71
  5. S. A. Glasner, J. Robert Buchler
    Pages 109-120
  6. M. Takeuti
    Pages 121-141
  7. J. Robert Buchler, Pawel Moskalik
    Pages 143-154
  8. Cecil G. Davis
    Pages 173-182
  9. Ami Harten
    Pages 239-262
  10. E. A. Dorfi, A. Gautschy
    Pages 289-302
  11. A. Munier
    Pages 303-313
  12. J. Robert Buchler, Paul Whalen
    Pages 315-322
  13. R. F. Stellingwerf
    Pages 323-331
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 361-370

About this book


This interdisciplinary meeting has brought together a group of astrophysicists with hands-on experience in the numerical computation of astrophysical fluid dynamics, in particular nonlinear stellar pulsations, and a group of applied mathematicians who are actively engaged with the development of novel and improved numerical methods. The goal of the workshop has been for the astrophysicists to discuss in detail the numerical problems encountered in the modelling of stellar pulsations and for the mathematicians to present a survey of recent developments in numerical techniques. This astrophysical-mathematical intercourse will help the astrophysicists in the future development of more reliable and efficient codes, on the one hand, and it has introduced the mathematicians to an unfamiliar area which is a tough testing ground for their techniques. Since the difficulties encountered are common to other fluid dynamics problems, and are in fact perhaps more severe, fluid dynamicists in other research areas may fmd the results of this workshop of interest as well. Much of our theoretical understanding of the intricate and interesting behavior of variable stars rests on our ability to perform accurate numerical hydrodynamical computations of stellar models. Extensive calculations of nonlinear radial stellar pulsations with the use of increasingly powerful computers are showing more and more clearly that the numerical codes in current use have serious deficiencies.


convection dynamics numerical methods partial differential equation simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Robert Buchler
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6720-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0519-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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