Welcome to Spheral’s documentation!

Spheral++ provides a steerable parallel environment for performing coupled hydrodynamical & gravitational numerical simulations. Hydrodynamics and gravity are modelled using particle based methods (SPH and N-Body).

Some useful features are

  • Total energy conserving compatible hydro mode.

  • ASPH (Adapative Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) algorithm.

  • CRKSPH (Conservative Reproducing Kernel Hydrodyamics) is also available.

  • Oct-tree based N-Body gravity.

  • Fluid and solid material modeling.

  • Damage and fracture modeling in solids.

  • Scriptable user interface in python.

  • Extensible by user in python, including the ability to write new physics packages in python.

Release and License:

Copyright (c) 2012, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. Produced at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Written by J. Michael Owen mikeowen@llnl.gov LLNL-CODE-561852 All rights reserved.

Please see full license