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Contact: F.X.Timmes
my one page vitae,
full vitae,
research statement, and
teaching statement.
The Reinicke & Meyer-ter-Vehn (RMTV) problem considered here consists of initial concentrated energy source such that heat conduction dominates the fluid flow. That is, a thermal front leads a hydrodynamic shock. RMTV examined the self-similar case and found the fluid equations reduced to a set of four ordinary differential equations. Due to evaluation of the initial conditions, an eigenvalue condition, and multiple-region integrations of non-trivial ODEs,the RMTV problem has the distinction of possessing the most complex analytical solution on this series. This article, this article, this article, and especially Jim Kamm's not-easy-to-find report, discuss analytic and numerical solutions for the RMTV test case.

The tool in rmtv.tbz provide solutions as a function of time and position for the RMTV verification test case.


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heat front leading a shock
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