∗ Convection in Chandrasekhar-mass Type Ia supernovae
The initial Maestro application was modeling convection in a Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf the final hours leading up to a Type Ia supernovae. This application uses Maestro in a spherical geometry. The problem setup for these simulations is distributed with Maestro. The full star is modeled.
Full details of this work can be found on the white dwarf convection page.
All the setup files from the set of publications that reported on this problem are part of the Maestro release.
∗ Convection in sub-Chandra models of Type Ia supernovae
Maestro is being used to model convection leading up to ignition in the helium layer on the surface of a sub-Chandra-mass white dwarf. This is the first Maestro application to model convection on the surface of a sphere.
∗ X-ray bursts
Maestro is being used to model X-ray bursts, simulating the convective burning in mixed H/He bursts.
∗ Other applications
Maestro has also been used for studies of
- Classical novae (see Brendan Krueger's PhD thesis)
- Core-convection in massive stars
- Smallscale flame dynamics (its capabilities here are very similar to that of the unreleased SNe code used for studies of Rayleigh-Taylor unstable flame and turbulence-flame interactions previously)