[mesa-users] Imposing an arbitrary rotation profile

RICHARD H D TOWNSEND townsend at astro.wisc.edu
Wed Aug 10 15:57:28 EDT 2016


> On Aug 10, 2016, at 2:53 PM, Bill Paxton <paxton at kitp.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Sounds like an interesting project that should be possible without too much pain.
> 
> But rather than going into the private files, would you be willing to help us improve the "hooks" for mesa to see if we can provide something to give you what you need.   That might help the next person who wants to do something like this but doesn't have your skills for changing the internals of mesa.
> 
> I wonder if you could use the "other_torque" hook to spin up the model to what you want?   Also consider the "other_torque_implicit" hook.
> 

OK, why not!

Presumably, I would turn off chemical evolution, mixing, diffusion etc. during the spin-up process? And then turn them back on after?

cheers,

Rich

> Let us know how it goes.
> 
> Cheers,
> Bill
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Aug 10, 2016, at 12:41 PM, RICHARD H D TOWNSEND wrote:
> 
>> Hi Bill —
>> 
>> For a project I’m working on right now, I’m interested in extending MESA to allow an arbitrary rotation profile to be imposed on a starting model. My plan of attack is to add extra routines to relax.f90 to take care of this. 
>> 
>> Do you have any words of advice or warning before I embark on this?
>> 
>> cheers,
>> 
>> Rich
>> 
> 





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