[mesa-users] Using the other_energy module in a model

Pablo Marchant pamarca at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 16:43:49 EDT 2013

Andy, unless you properly set use other energy to true,  your other energy
routine will not work,  so it's no surprise that you don't get any.  This
thing needs to go in the controls section of your inlist.
El 27/06/2013 22:38, "Andy Lezcano" <andyana2007 at hotmail.com> escribió:

> Hello there, I'm having a bit of trouble with getting the module for
> other_energy into a work directory. I follow the instructions, but from the
> star there are issues:
> 1) Where the instructions tell me to set use_other_energy = .true. I have
> no clue where to add this, and when I follow the rest of the instructions
> and try to add it to the inlist files it causes a crash due to not having
> the use_other_energy object in the namelist.
> 2)Ignoring question 1 for a moment, as I am trying to insert the module
> into the work directory I see that the instructions tell me to:
> !in your working copy of run_star_extras, replace
> !      include 'standard_run_star_extras.inc'
> ! by the contents of the included file from star/job or mesa/include
> Well the issue there is that in my work copy of run_star_extras.f there is
> no such line as the 'include standard_run_star_extras.inc' so I simply skip
> this.
> 3) When I run the test to see if run_star_extras works it seems all good,
> so I proceed to the next step of editing the extra_controls subroutine
> inside of the run_star_extras.f and find that it seems to work as well, but
> I still have the issue when I try to activate the module by using the
> process in question 1 above, and have that namelist issue. 4) Finally, when
> I check the profiles after removing the use_other_energy to false, I see
> that the extra_heat parameter is still very much 0.00000e+00, showing me
> that the model works and goes through all steps without a crash, but
> something has gone wrong in the use of the other_energy module.
> Thanks for any help you can give, it will be greatly appreciated.
> P.S. apologies for the level of detail given in the 4 steps, I just feel
> that will make it easier to rule out a few things, thanks again.
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