Relativistic hydrodynamics

Relativistic hydrodynamics

Turbulences

Turbulent flows are very common and play a major role in the dynamics of physical processes. These simulations show turbulence in relativistic conditions of speed and energies, such as those expected near a black hole or in the early universe; in both cases, the fluid motion is close to the speed of light. The corresponding nonlinear differential equations of relativistic hydrodynamics were solved on the supercomputers at AEI and the Garching-based Computing Centre.

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© D. Radice (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), L. Rezzolla (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics & Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt)

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