The MPI - Adaptive Mesh Refinement - Versatile Advection Code (development version)
Publications related to MPI-AMRVAC

The following publications contain relevant information, partly applicable to the current MPI-version MPI-AMRVAC (some, especially the older papers used previous variants of the code). Especially the first papers listed here are specific to the current version.

  • ‘MPI-AMRVAC 3.0: Updates to an open-source simulation framework’, R. Keppens, B. Popescu Braileanu, Y.Zhou, W. Ruan, C. Xia, Y. Guo, N. Claes & F. Bacchini, 2023, A & A 673, A66 doi:10.1051/0004-6361/202245359 THIS IS MPI-AMRVAC 3.0
  • ‘MPI-AMRVAC: a parallel, grid-adaptive PDE toolkit’, R. Keppens, J. Teunissen, C. Xia & O. Porth, 2021, Computers & Mathematics With Applications 81, 316 doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2020.03.023
  • ‘A geometric multigrid library for quadtree/octree AMR grids coupled to MPI-AMRVAC’, J. Teunissen & R. Keppens, 2019, CPC 245, 106866 doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2019.106866
  • ‘A comprehensive comparison of relativistic particle integrators’, B. Ripperda, F. Bacchini, J. Teunissen, C. Xia, O. Porth, L. Sironi, G. Lapenta & R. Keppens, 2018, ApJS 235, 21 doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aab114
  • ‘MPI-AMRVAC 2.0 for Solar and Astrophysical Applications’, C. Xia, J. Teunissen, I. El Mellah, E. Chane & R. Keppens, 2018, ApJS 234, 30 doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aaa6c8 THIS IS MPI-AMRVAC 2.0
  • ‘MPI-AMRVAC for Solar and Astrophysics’, O. Porth, C. Xia, T. Hendrix, S.P. Moschou & R. Keppens, 2014, ApJS 214,4 doi:10.1088/0067-0049/214/1/4 THIS IS MPI-AMRVAC 1.0
  • ‘Parallel, grid-adaptive approaches for relativistic hydro and magnetohydrodynamics’, R. Keppens, Z. Meliani, A.J. van Marle, P. Delmont, A. Vlasis & B. van der Holst, 2012, JCP 231, 718 doi:10.1016/
  • ‘A multidimensional grid-adaptive relativistic magnetofluid code’, B. van der Holst, R. Keppens & Z. Meliani, 2008, CPC 179, 617-627 doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2008.05.005
  • ‘Hybrid block-AMR in cartesian and curvilinear coordinates: MHD applications’, B. van der Holst & R. Keppens, 2007, JCP 226, 925-946 doi:10.1016/
  • ‘AMRVAC and relativistic hydrodynamic simulations for GRB afterglow phases’, Z. Meliani, R. Keppens, F. Casse & D. Giannios, 2007, MNRAS 376, 1189-1200 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.11500.x
  • ‘Adaptive Mesh Refinement for conservative systems: multi-dimensional efficiency evaluation’, R. Keppens, M. Nool, G. Toth & J.P. Goedbloed, 2003, Comp. Phys. Comm. 153 (No. 3, 1 july issue), 317-339. doi:10.1016/S0010-4655(03)00139-5

The following publications represent (selected) applications. Some relate to earlier versions of AMRVAC.

  • ‘Dynamical signatures of Rossby vortices in cavity-hosting disks’, C.M.T. Robert, H. Meheut & F. Menard, 2020, A & A 641, A128 doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201937414.
  • ‘Accretion from a clumpy massive star wind in Supergiant X-ray binaries’, I. El Mellah, J.O. Sundqvist & R. Keppens, 2018, MNRAS 475, 3240-3252 doi:10.1093/mnras/stx3211.
  • ‘Radiative cooling in numerical astrophysics: the need for adaptive mesh refinement’, A.J. van Marle & R. Keppens, 2011, Computers & Fluids 42, 44-53 doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.10.022
  • ‘Thin shell morphology in the circumstellar medium of massive binaries’, A.J. van Marle, R. Keppens & Z. Meliani, 2011, A & A 527, A3 doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201015517
  • ‘Decelerating relativistic two-component jets’, Z. Meliani & R. Keppens, 2009, ApJ 705, 1594-1606 doi:10.1088/0004-637X/705/2/1594
  • ‘Extragalactic jets with helical magnetic fields: relativistic MHD simulations’, R. Keppens, Z. Meliani, B. van der Holst & F. Casse, 2008, Astron. & Astrophys. 486, 663-678 doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20079174
  • ‘Fanaroff-Riley type I jet deceleration at density discontinuities. Relativistic hydrodynamics with realistic equation of state’, Z. Meliani, R. Keppens & B. Giacomazzo, 2008, Astron. & Astrophys. 491, 321-337 doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20079185
  • ‘GRB blastwaves through wind-shaped circumburst media’, Z. Meliani & R. Keppens, 2007, Astron. & Astrophys. 467, L41-L44 doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20077391
  • ‘Kelvin-Helmholtz disruptions in extended magnetized jet flows’, H. Baty & R. Keppens, 2006, Astron. & Astrophys. 447, 9-22 doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20053969
  • ‘Simulations of Relativistic Astrophysical Flows’, J. Bergmans, R. Keppens, D.E.A. van Odyck, & A. Achterberg, 2005, in `‘Adaptive Mesh Refinement -- Theory and Applications’', Eds. T. Plewa, T. Linde & V.G. Weirs, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering Vol. 41, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York (ISBN 3-540-21147-0, Proceedings of the Chicago Workshop on Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods, September 3-5 2003, Chicago, USA), 223-234. doi:10.1007/3-540-27039-6_15
  • ‘Grid-adaptive computations of magnetized jets’, R. Keppens, H. Baty & F. Casse, 2005, Space Science Reviews 121, 65-75 doi:10.1007/s11214-006-3663-x
  • ‘The 2D MHD Kelvin-Helmholtz instability: compressibility and large-scale coalescence effects’, H. Baty, R. Keppens & P. Comte, 2003, Phys. of Plasmas 10(12), 4661-4674. doi:10.1063/1.1624076
  • ‘AMRVAC: A multidimensional grid-adaptive magnetofluid dynamics code’, M. Nool & R. Keppens, 2002, Comp. Meth. Appl. Math. 2(No.1), 92. doi:10.2478/cmam-2002-0005