|Adaptive Mesh Computations with the PLUTO Code for Astrophysical
|459, 6th International Conference of Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows (ASTRONUM 2011)
|Mignone, A.; Zanni, C.
|We present an overview of the current version of the PLUTO code for numerical
simulations of astrophysical fluid flows over block-structured adaptive grids.
The code preserves its modular framework for the solution of the classical or
relativistic magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations while exploiting the
distributed infrastructure of the Chombo library for multidimensional adaptive
mesh refinement (AMR) parallel computations.
Equations are evolved in time using an explicit second-order, dimensionally
unsplit time stepping scheme based on a cell-centered discretization of the
Efficiency and robustness are shown through multidimensional benchmarks and
applications to problems of astrophysical relevance.