Image icon  Buoyancy-driven turbulent nuclear combustion: total velocity

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Description: Computer models use thousands of data points to create simulations that describe how stars explode. This image illustrates a model of the mechanism of buoyancy-driven turbulent combustion, which is central to our understanding of Type Ia supernovae, as it plays a key role in our theories of the expansion of the universe and the nature of dark energy. A supernova is a stellar explosion that is more energetic than a nova. The model is developed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF).
Keywords: modelling • turbulence • supernova • combustion • flow • velocity • reactor core
Categories: Science approaches > Modelling & simulation
Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Created by: Argonne National Laboratory
R. Bair, Argonne National Laboratory
K. Riley, Argonne National Laboratory
Contributions: D. Townsley, University of Chicago
Paul Fischer, Argonne National Laboratory
N. Hearn, University of Chicago
Donald Q. Lamb, University of Chicago
Brad Gallagher, University of Chicago
Mike Papka, University of Chicago
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Date created: 01 October 2009
Date added: 03 February 2011
Resource ID: 3379