English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Testing the Cactus code on exact solutions of Einstein field equations

MPS-Authors

Vulcanov,  Dumitru N.
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

Alcubierre,  Miguel
Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

Locator
There are no locators available
Fulltext (public)

3532.pdf
(Preprint), 162KB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Vulcanov, D. N., & Alcubierre, M. (2002). Testing the Cactus code on exact solutions of Einstein field equations. International Journal of Modern Physics C, 13(6), 805-821.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5549-4
Abstract
The article presents a series of numerical simulations of exact solutions of the Einstein equations performed using the Cactus code, a complete 3-dimensional machinery for numerical relativity. We describe an application (''''thorn'') for the Cactus code that can be used for evolving a variety of exact solutions, with and without matter, including solutions used in modern cosmology for modeling the early stages of the universe. Our main purpose has been to test the Cactus code on these well-known examples, focusing mainly on the stability and convergence of the code