controls_dev¶

Warning

CONTAINS OPTIONS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN THE GIVEN A GREEN LIGHT FOR GENERAL USE. IN PARTICULAR, THESE ARE NOT YET FOR USE IN RESEARCH TO BE PUBLISHED.

TDC options¶

compare_TDC_to_MLT = .false.


RSP2 parameters¶

RSP2_alfap = 0.0d0 ! turbulent pressure; Pt ~ alfap
RSP2_alfat = 0.0d0 ! turbulent flux; Lt ~ RSP2_alfat
RSP2_alfam = 0.25d0 ! turbulent viscosity; Eq and Uq ~ RSP2_alfam
RSP2_alfar = 0.0d0 ! radiative dissipation of turbulent energy; Dr ~ RSP2_alfar

RSP2 time weighting is determined by the velocity_time_centering controls.

• for Pt and Lt in turbulent energy equation
• for P and grav in momentum equation
• for P and L in energy equation
• for area when multiplied by P

RSP2_Lsurf_factor: Lsurf = RSP2_Lsurf_factor*area(1)*clight*crad*T(1)**4 RSP2_use_Stellingwerf_Lr as in RSP

 RSP2_alfad = 1.0d0
RSP2_alfap = 0.0d0
RSP2_alfat = 0.0d0
RSP2_alfam = 0.25d0
RSP2_alfar = 0.0d0

RSP2_min_Lt_div_L_for_overshooting_mixing_type = 1d-4
RSP2_min_Lc_div_L_for_convective_mixing_type = 1d-4

RSP2_Lsurf_factor = 0.5d0

RSP2_use_L_eqn_at_surface = .true.
RSP2_assume_HSE = .true.
RSP2_use_RSP_eqn_for_Y_face = .true.
RSP2_use_mass_interp_face_values = .false.
RSP2_use_Stellingwerf_Lr = .true.

RSP2_num_outermost_cells_forced_nonturbulent = 0
RSP2_num_innermost_cells_forced_nonturbulent = 0

RSP2_w_fix_if_neg = 5d-5
RSP2_w_min_for_damping = 1d2
RSP2_source_seed = 0d0

RSP2_nz = 150
RSP2_nz_outer = 40
RSP2_T_anchor = 11d3
RSP2_dq_1_factor = 2d0

RSP2_nz_div_IBOTOM = 30d0


period controls

RSP2_target_steps_per_cycle = 600
RSP2_min_max_R_for_periods = -1


when to stop

RSP2_max_num_periods = -1
RSP2_GREKM_avg_abs_frac_new = 0.1d0
RSP2_GREKM_avg_abs_limit = -1


output data for work integrals during a particular period

RSP2_work_period = -1
RSP2_work_filename = 'work.data'


output data for 3d map. format same as for gnuplot pm3d

RSP2_write_map = .false.
RSP2_map_columns_filename = 'map_columns.list'


items listed in your map columns must also appear in your profile columns

RSP2_map_filename = 'map.data'
RSP2_map_first_period = -1
RSP2_map_last_period = -1
RSP2_map_zone_interval = 2
RSP2_map_history_filename = 'map_history.data'


use_superad_reduction = .false.


use_mass_corrections¶

Gravitational vs baryonic mass corrections.

The Lagrangian coordinate ($$m$$) in MESA is the baryonic mass and the density ($$\rho$$) is the baryonic mass density.

If false, then no distinction between gravitational and baryonic mass. If true, then the gravitational mass is calculated using mass corrections and the momentum equation, total energy equation, and Brunt are modified.

The variable mass_correction is the quantity you multiply the baryonic mass density by to get the gravitational mass density:

(mass density) = (baryon density) * amu * mass_correction

Given the mass fractions in a cell, the value of mass_correction is provided by the chem module.

MESA holds m_grav fixed during the newton iterations. This results in an energy conservation error, because the specific potential energy changes when m_grav is updated afterwards. A message showing the relative energy error incurred due to this assumption will be printed to the terminal.

Not compatible with RSP.

use_mass_corrections = .false.


do_phase_separation¶

Phase separation upon crystallization in WD cores (currently only for C/O white dwarf cores) using the phase diagram of Blouin et al. 2021.

do_phase_separation = .false.


do_phase_separation_heating¶

if true, calculate heating term associated with changes in internal energy due to any abundance changes from phase separation, and include this term in the energy equation.

do_phase_separation_heating = .true.


phase_separation_mixing_use_brunt¶

if true, the phase separation mixing recalculates relevant EOS quantities and evaluates the Ledoux criterion, including the brunt B term that depends on the composition gradient. This can be somewhat expensive, so this option can be set to false to instead just mix outward until there is no more negative mu gradient. These will produce similar final chemical profiles, but setting this option to true is the only way to properly evaluate the physical criterion.

phase_separation_mixing_use_brunt = .true.


phase_separation_no_diffusion¶

if true and element diffusion is on, prevent element diffusion from occurring in the layers where phase separation mixing is present (experimental)

phase_separation_no_diffusion = .false.