AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 32. Core-Collapse of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts
Topical Session Oral, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, 2:00-3:30pm, 3:45-5:30pm, Ballroom C

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[32.07] 3-D Supernova Simulations

M.S. Warren (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

We present the first complete 3-dimensional simulations of the core-collapse of a massive star from the onset of collapse to the resultant supernova explosion. We compare the structure of the convective instabilities that occur in 3-dimensional models with those of past 2-dimensional simulations. The simulations use a parallel tree-code with smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). Our largest simulation to date uses over 3 million particles, and required several weeks of CPU time on a 256 processor partition of the IBM SP computer at NERSC.

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