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Paper: Numerical Simulations of Radiative Shocks in Herbig-Haro Objects with the PLUTO Code
Volume: 406, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: ASTRONUM - 2008
Page: 105
Authors: Mignone, A.; Tesileanu, O.; Zanni, C.
Abstract: The PLUTO code embeds a computational infrastructure which allows to solve different sets of equations (e.g., Euler, MHD or relativistic MHD conservation laws) exploiting the finite volume formalism, appropriate for high-mach number flows in multiple spatial dimensions. The modular structure exploits a general framework for integrating a system of conservation laws, built on modern Godunov-type shock-capturing schemes.

Recently, the code capabilities have been extended so as to include a complex ionization/cooling network for modeling line emissions from optically thin plasma and grid adaptivity via the CHOMBO library for Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR). This set of tools is essential to provide reliable and accurate predictions of emission line ratios and radiative cooling losses in astrophysical simulations of shocked flows.

In this context, we present an application to Herbig Haro objects aiming to show a systematic approach that can improve the direct comparison between observational and simulation data.

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