13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

CAFE: A relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics code

17 Dec 2015, 16:15
Level 2, Room 14 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 2, Room 14

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Alejandro Cruz Osorio (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)


We present CAFE, a code designed to solve the equations of relativistic ideal magnetohydrodynamics (RMHD) in three cartesian dimensions. We present the standard tests for the relativistic RMHD regime. The tests include among the two-dimensional (2D) and 3D tests with magnetic field. The code uses high-resolution shock-capturing methods, and we present the error analysis for a combination that uses the Harten, Lax, van Leer, and Einfeldt flux formula combined with a linear, PPM and WENO5 reconstructors. We use the flux-constrained transport and the divergence cleaning methods to control the divergence-free magnetic field constraint.

Primary author

Alejandro Cruz Osorio (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)


Fabio Lora (Universidad Industrial de Santander)

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