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Title: Global comparison of core-collapse supernova simulations in spherical symmetry

Abstract

We present a comparison between several simulation codes designed to study the core-collapse supernova mechanism. We pay close attention to controlling the initial conditions and input physics in order to ensure a meaningful and informative comparison. Our goal is three-fold. First, we aim to demonstrate the current level of agreement between various groups studying the core-collapse supernova central engine. Second, we desire to form a strong basis for future simulation codes and methods to compare to. Lastly, we want this work to be a stepping stone for future work exploring more complex simulations of core-collapse supernovae, i.e., simulations in multiple dimensions and simulations with modern neutrino and nuclear physics. We compare the early (first ~500 ms after core bounce) spherically-symmetric evolution of a 20 M ⊙ progenitor star from six different core-collapse supernovae codes: 3DnSNe-IDSA, AGILE-BOLTZTRAN, FLASH, Fornax, GR1D, and PROMETHEUS-VERTEX. Given the diversity of neutrino transport and hydrodynamic methods employed, we find excellent agreement in many critical quantities, including the shock radius evolution and the amount of neutrino heating. Our results provide an excellent starting point from which to extend this comparison to higher dimensions and compare the development of hydrodynamic instabilities that are crucial to the supernova explosionmore » mechanism, such as turbulence and convection.« less

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Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1470786
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1471852
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[AC05-00OR22725; SC0015904; SC0017955; SC0018297]
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics Journal Volume: 45 Journal Issue: 10]; Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899
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IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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O’Connor, Evan, Bollig, Robert, Burrows, Adam, Couch, Sean, Fischer, Tobias, Janka, Hans-Thomas, Kotake, Kei, Lentz, Eric J., Liebendörfer, Matthias, Messer, O. E. Bronson, Mezzacappa, Anthony, Takiwaki, Tomoya, and Vartanyan, David. Global comparison of core-collapse supernova simulations in spherical symmetry. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1088/1361-6471/aadeae.
O’Connor, Evan, Bollig, Robert, Burrows, Adam, Couch, Sean, Fischer, Tobias, Janka, Hans-Thomas, Kotake, Kei, Lentz, Eric J., Liebendörfer, Matthias, Messer, O. E. Bronson, Mezzacappa, Anthony, Takiwaki, Tomoya, & Vartanyan, David. Global comparison of core-collapse supernova simulations in spherical symmetry. United Kingdom. doi:10.1088/1361-6471/aadeae.
O’Connor, Evan, Bollig, Robert, Burrows, Adam, Couch, Sean, Fischer, Tobias, Janka, Hans-Thomas, Kotake, Kei, Lentz, Eric J., Liebendörfer, Matthias, Messer, O. E. Bronson, Mezzacappa, Anthony, Takiwaki, Tomoya, and Vartanyan, David. Fri . "Global comparison of core-collapse supernova simulations in spherical symmetry". United Kingdom. doi:10.1088/1361-6471/aadeae.
@article{osti_1470786,
title = {Global comparison of core-collapse supernova simulations in spherical symmetry},
author = {O’Connor, Evan and Bollig, Robert and Burrows, Adam and Couch, Sean and Fischer, Tobias and Janka, Hans-Thomas and Kotake, Kei and Lentz, Eric J. and Liebendörfer, Matthias and Messer, O. E. Bronson and Mezzacappa, Anthony and Takiwaki, Tomoya and Vartanyan, David},
abstractNote = {We present a comparison between several simulation codes designed to study the core-collapse supernova mechanism. We pay close attention to controlling the initial conditions and input physics in order to ensure a meaningful and informative comparison. Our goal is three-fold. First, we aim to demonstrate the current level of agreement between various groups studying the core-collapse supernova central engine. Second, we desire to form a strong basis for future simulation codes and methods to compare to. Lastly, we want this work to be a stepping stone for future work exploring more complex simulations of core-collapse supernovae, i.e., simulations in multiple dimensions and simulations with modern neutrino and nuclear physics. We compare the early (first ~500 ms after core bounce) spherically-symmetric evolution of a 20 M ⊙ progenitor star from six different core-collapse supernovae codes: 3DnSNe-IDSA, AGILE-BOLTZTRAN, FLASH, Fornax, GR1D, and PROMETHEUS-VERTEX. Given the diversity of neutrino transport and hydrodynamic methods employed, we find excellent agreement in many critical quantities, including the shock radius evolution and the amount of neutrino heating. Our results provide an excellent starting point from which to extend this comparison to higher dimensions and compare the development of hydrodynamic instabilities that are crucial to the supernova explosion mechanism, such as turbulence and convection.},
doi = {10.1088/1361-6471/aadeae},
journal = {Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics},
number = [10],
volume = [45],
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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