DIAPHANE: a portable radiation transport library for astrophysical applications

Darren Reed, Timothy John Dykes, Ruben Cabezon, Claudio Gheller, Lucio Mayer

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One of the most computationally demanding aspects of the hydrodynamical modelling of Astrophysical phenomena is the transport of energy by radiation or relativistic particles. Physical process involving energy transport are ubiquitous and of capital importance in many scenarios ranging from planet formation to cosmic structure evolution, including explosive events like core collapse supanova or gamma-ray bursts. Moreover, the ability to model and hence understand these processes has often been limited by the approximations and incompleteness in the treatment of radiation and relativistic particles. The DIAPHANE project has focused in developing a portable and scalable library that handles the transport of radiation and particles (in particular neutrinos) independently of the underlying hydrodynamic code. In this work, we present the computational framework and the functionalities of the first version of the DIAPHANE library, which has been successfully ported to three different smoothed-particle hydrodynamic codes, GADGET2, GASOLINE and SPHYNX. We also present validation of different modules solving the equations of radiation and neutrino transport using different numerical schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Early online date31 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


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