Astrophysical Radiation Hydrodynamics

  • Karl-Heiz A. Winkler
  • Michael L. Norman

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 188)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Radiation Hydrodynamics

    1. Dimitri Mihalas
      Pages 45-69
    2. Karl-Heinz A. Winkler, Michael L. Norman
      Pages 71-139
    3. Werner M. Tscharnuter
      Pages 181-185
  3. Gas Dynamics

  4. Relativistic Flows

    1. Michael L. Norman, Karl-Heinz A. Winkler
      Pages 449-475
    2. James R. Wilson
      Pages 477-490
    3. Charles R. Evans, Larry L. Smarr, James R. Wilson
      Pages 491-529
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 569-590

About this book


This NATO Advanced Research Workshop was devoted to the pre­ sentation, evaluation, and critical discussion of numerical methods in nonrelativistic and relativistic hydrodynamics, radia­ tive transfer, and radiation-coupled hydrodynamics. The unifying theme of the lectures was the successful application of these methods to challenging problems in astrophysics. The workshop was subdivided into 3 somewhat independent topics, each with their own subtheme. Under the heading radiation hydrodynamics were brought together context, theory, methodology, and application of radia­ tive transfer and radiation hydrodynamics in astrophysics. The intimate coupling between astronomy and radiation physics was underscored by examples from past and present research. Frame-dependence of both the equation of transfer (plus moments) and the underlying radiation quantities was discussed and clarified. Limiting regimes in radiation-coupled flow were identified and described; the dynamic diffusion regime received special emphasis. Numerical methods for continuum and line transfer equations in a given background were presented. Two examples of methods for computing dynamically coupled radia­ tion/matter fields were given. In l-d and assuming LTE the complete equations of radiation hydrodynamics can be solved with current computers. Such is not the case in 2- or 3-d, which were identified as target areas for research. The use of flux-limiters was vigorously discussed in this connection, and enlivened the meeting.


astronomy astrophysics gravitation relativity turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl-Heiz A. Winkler
    • 1
  • Michael L. Norman
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut fuer AstrophysikGarching Bei MuenchenFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and AstrophysicsGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8612-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4754-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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