Abstract: HERACLES is a 3D hydrodynamical code used to simulate astrophysical fluid flows. It uses a finite volume method on fixed grids to solve the equations of hydrodynamics, MHD, radiative transfer and gravity. This software is developed at the Service d'Astrophysique, CEA/Saclay as part of the COAST project and is registered under the CeCILL license. HERACLES simulates astrophysical fluid flows using a grid based Eulerian finite volume Godunov method. It is capable of simulating pure hydrodynamical flows, magneto-hydrodynamic flows, radiation hydrodynamic flows (using either flux limited diffusion or the M1 moment method), self-gravitating flows using a Poisson solver or all of the above. HERACLES uses cartesian, spherical and cylindrical grids.
Credit: Audit, Edouard; González, Matthias; Vaytet, Neil; Fromang, Sebastien; Hennebelle, Patrick; Teyssier, Romain; Tremblin, Pascal; Thooris, Bruno
Preferred citation method: Publications making use of HERACLES should cite https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007A%26A...464..429G and this url: http://irfu.cea.fr/Projets/Site_heracles/