- Splinter Computation   (virtual room B)

A two-moment radiation hydrodynamics scheme applicable to simulations of circumstellar disks

J. D. Melon Fuksman, H. Klahr, M. Flock, A. Mignone
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and University of Turin

In this talk I will present a numerical code for radiative transfer in HD and MHD designed as an independent module within the freely-distributed code PLUTO. The module can handle both the free-streaming and diffusion regimes of radiative transport following a two-moment approach. I will outline the different methods applied in the code and discuss ongoing applications to the modelling of protoplanetary disks.