The SuperNova Explosion Code is a new spherically-symmetric Lagrangian radiation-hydrodynamics code designed to follow supernova explosions through the envelope of their progenitor star, produce bolometric (and approximate multi-color) light curve predictions, and provide input to spectral synthesis codes for spectral modeling. SNEC is part of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetime (SXS) Collaboration's effort to predict the multi-messenger signatures of extreme astrophysical phenomena. SNEC's development is partially supported by NSF award nos. AST-1205732 and AST-1212170, by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, and by Caltech.
SNEC's current features include:
- 1D (spherical) Lagrangian Newtonian hydrodynamics with artificial viscosity following the formulation of Mezzacappa & Bruenn (1993).
- Stellar equation of state with a Saha solver ionization/recombination based on Paczynski 1983 and Frank Timmes's equation of state and Saha solver.
- Equilibrium flux-limited photon diffusion with OPAL opacities and low-temperature opacities from http://webs.wichita.edu/physics/opacity/.
- Prediction bolometric light curves and multi-color lightcurves (in the blackbody approximation).
|SNEC source code:||SNEC-1.01-20161007.tar.gz|
If you have questions or comments about SNEC, please email us at SNEC at stellarcollapse.org!
SNEC by Morozova, Ott, Piro is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Papers using SNEC
- Das & Ray, Evolution and Explosion of Massive Stars Leading to IIP-IIL SNe with MESA and SNEC, Proceedings of IAU Symposium 331, "SN 1987A, 30 years later - Cosmic Rays and Nuclei from Supernovae and their aftermaths" held at Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, La Reunion Island, France, 20 - 24 February 2017, arXiv:1706.04209
- Piro et al., Numerically Modeling the First Peak of the Type IIb SN 2016gkg, submitted to ApJ (2017), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017arXiv170300913P.
- Morovova, Piro, Valenti, Unifying Type II Supernova Light Curves with Dense Circumstellar Material, ApJ 838, 28 (2017), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017ApJ...838...28M.
- Piro & Morozova, ApJ 826, 96 (2016),Exploring the Potential Diversity of Early Type Ia Supernova Light Curves, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...826...96P.
- Nagy & Vinko, A&A 589, A53 (2016), A two-component model for fitting light curves of core-collapse supernovae, http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016A%26A...589A..53N.
- Morozova, Piro, Renzo, Ott, Numerical Modeling of the Early Light Curves of Type IIP Supernovae, ApJ 829, 109 (2016), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...829..109M, simulation results available here: stellarcollapse.org/Morozova2016
- Piro and Morozova, Exploring the Potential Diversity of Early Type Ia Supernova Light Curves, ApJ 826, 96 (2016), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...826...96P.
- Morozova, Piro, Renzo, Ott, Clausen, Couch, Ellis, Roberts, Light Curves of Core-Collapse Supernovae with Substantial Mass Loss Using the New Open-Source Supernova Explosion Code (SNEC), ApJ 814, 63 (2015), http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...814...63M, simulation results and input data available here: stellarcollapse.org/Morozova2015.
- Piro & Morozova, Transparent Helium in Stripped Envelope Supernovae, ApJ (Letters) 792, 11 (2014), (ads).
The blcode -- the pure hydro version of SNEC
The blcode is a slightly modified implementation of the Mezzacappa & Bruenn (1993) hydrodynamics scheme. It is nearly identical to the hydrodynamics solver in SNEC. The implementation details are discussed in blcode_notes.pdf and a tarball with the source code can be downloaded here: blcode.tar.gz. Note that this tarball does not contain the source code and data table of Frank Timmes's Helmholtz EOS, which must be obtained separately from Frank's webpage.
blcode by Ott, Morozova, Piro is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.