Simulating Our Complex World:
Modeling, Computation
and Analysis
Clawpack Tutorial
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Washington
October 46, 2010
2:00pm  3:00pm,
Lind Hall 305
Poster
Clawpack (Conservation Laws Package) is an open source
software
package for solving hyperbolic systems of partial differential
equations
in one or more space dimensions, both with and without source
terms.
Equations of this type appear in a wide variety of wave
propagation problems
arising in nearly all fields of science and engineering.
Applications
include acoustics in the atmosphere or ocean, elastic waves
such as seismic
waves in the earth or ultrasound waves in biological materials,
shock waves
in aerodynamics or astrophysics, tsunamis and storm surge,
detonation
waves, traffic jams, and electromagnetic waves such as light
pulses.
High resolution shockcapturing finite volume methods are
implemented
in Clawpack on logically rectangular grids (Cartesian or mapped
grids). Adaptive mesh refinement capabilities are included.
The
core routines are in Fortran and the user interface and
graphics
capabilities have recently been converted to Python. A number
of
sample applications are included with the code.
This tutorial will be a handson demonstration of how to
install the
package, try out the sample applications, and set up a new
problem, with
some discussion of the plotting routines and use of adaptive
refinement.
Documentation and a gallery of some applications can be viewed
at http://www.clawpack.org/doc.
