Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics, Volume 1 (2011)

Particle module of Piernik MHD code

J. Drążkowska, M. Hanasz, K. Kowalik

Center for Astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toruń, Poland

Piernik is a multi-fluid grid magnetohydrodynamic code based on the Relaxing Total Variation Diminishing conservative scheme. The original code has been extended by addition of the dust described within the particle approximation. The dust is now described as a system of interacting particles. The particles can interact with gas, which is described as a fluid. The comparison between the test problem results and the results coming from fluid simulations made with Piernik code shows the most important differences between fluid and particle approximations used to describe dynamical evolution of dust under astrophysical conditions.