Center for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics

The Center for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics (CRASH) is advancing predictive science in the nationally important area of radiation hydrodynamics via a unified, multi-prong approach. To substantially improve the ability to do predictive simulations of high – energy – density and astrophysical flows, Center researchers develop a software framework for radiation hydrodynamics  to serve as a testbed for development, verification and validation of RH modeling elements and a system for hierarchically validating the software framework. Furthermore, we carry out experimental research centered on radiative shocks that are compared with numerical simulations to quantify uncertainties in the experiments and simulations.