Simulations of Convection in sub-Chandra Type Ia Supernovae Models

Our Maestro studies have appeared in two papers:

The first paper demonstrated the ability of Maestro to model the convection leading up to ignition.

An animation of the radial velocity in the helium layer. Notice the development of a granulation-like pattern.

Our follow-on study explored a wide range of different initial conditions, varying both the white dwarf mass and the mass of the helium layer.