Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Application Domains


This collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Solar System, Göttingen, Germany, which started in 2014, aims at designing efficient numerical methods for the wave propagation problems that arise in helioseismology in the context of inverse problems. The final goal is to retrieve information about the structure of the Sun i.e. inner properties such as density or pressure via the inversion of a wave propagation problem. Acoustic waves propagate inside the Sun which, in a first approximation and regarding the time scales of physical phenomena, can be considered as a moving fluid medium with constant velocity of motion. Some other simplifications lead to computational saving, such as supposing a radial or axisymmetric geometry of the Sun. Aeroacoustic equations must be adapted and efficiently solved in this context, this has been done in the finite elements code Montjoie. In other situations, a full 3D simulation is required and demands large computational resources. Ultimately, we aim at modeling the coupling with gravity potential and electromagnetic waves (MHD equations) in order to be able to better understand Sun spots.