[mesa-users] WD models with low temperature

chenhl chlcrazyboy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 12:43:37 EDT 2016

Hi Héctor,

Thanks a lot for your reply!

OK, I will try. Let's see what I will get!

Best wishes,

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 4:15 PM, Héctor MR <hector.mr at pitt.edu> wrote:

>   Hi Hailiang,
>   I reported similar problems in the last two months, with analogous
> (slightly modified) inlists:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/mesa/mailman/message/34880310/
>   By using PGSTAR for debugging, Josiah Schwab and I finally discovered
> that the problems had to do with an EOS blending in the atmosphere of the
> WD along the cooling track. I would advice you to use this tool when
> debugging in MESA, as well as to include more terminal output in your
> emails.
>   The only way around we have found is to change the optical depth via
> set_tau_factor, as you have in here:
> http://mesa.sourceforge.net/star_job_defaults.html#set_initial_tau_factor.
> Why don't you give it a try? Also, unless you have a powerful reason to do
> so, I would encourage you to use the last MESA version, given that the code
> is constantly being improved (e.g. regarding these EOS issues I am talking
> about).
>   Hope this helps.
>   --
>   Héctor
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