Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Miranda is a radiation hydrodynamics code designed for large-eddy simulation of multicomponent flows with turbulent mixing. Additional physics packages include magneto-hydrodynamics, self-gravity and thermonuclear fusion. The hydro package is based on tenth-order compact (Pade) schemes for spatial differencing, combined with fourth-order Runge-Kutta timestepping. Applications to date include interfacial instabilities (RT, RM, and KH), ICF implosions, ablation physics, supernovae, the LIFE chamber, and classical fluids experiments (e.g., drop tanks, shock tubes, etc.).

  • Movie of a Rayleigh-Taylor instability with a density ratio of 3 (red) to 1 (blue).



Please contact Andy Cook if you have questions or comments.