研究成果・発表論文

ARGOT: accelerated radiative transfer on grids using oct-tree

Okamoto, Takashi,   Yoshikawa, Kohji,   & Umemura, Masayuki


要旨
We present two types of numerical prescriptions that accelerate the radiative transfer calculation around point sources within a three-dimensional Cartesian grid by using the oct-tree structure for the distribution of radiation sources. In one prescription, distant radiation sources are grouped as a bright extended source when the group's angular size, \ensuremathþeta$_s$, is smaller than a critical value, \ensuremathþeta$_crit$, and radiative transfer is solved on supermeshes whose angular size is similar to that of the group of sources. The supermesh structure is constructed by coarse-graining the mesh structure. With this method, the computational time scales with N$_m$log (N$_m$)log (N$_s$), where N$_m$ and N$_s$ are the number of meshes and that of radiation sources, respectively. While this method is very efficient, it inevitably overestimates the optical depth when a group of sources acts as an extended powerful radiation source and affects distant meshes. In the other prescription, a distant group of sources is treated as a bright point source ignoring the spatial extent of the group, and the radiative transfer is solved on the meshes rather than the supermeshes. This prescription is simply a grid-based version of START by Hasegawa & Umemura and yields better results in general with slightly more computational cost [?] than the supermesh prescription. Our methods can easily be implemented to any grid- based hydrodynamic codes and are well suited to adaptive mesh refinement methods.




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