27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Some Recent Developments In The Theory of Stellar Convection

Not scheduled
CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics


Mr Sashin Moonsamy (University of the Witwatersrand)


We review the essential ingredients of Mixing Length Theory and comment on its effectiveness in modeling stellar convection. We discuss also a competing theory of convection known as the Full Spectrum of Turbulence model, and compare it with Mixing Length Theory. We consider some numerical procedures involved in the implementation of these theories.

Primary author

Mr Sashin Moonsamy (University of the Witwatersrand)


Dr Chris Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) Dr Fabio Frescura (University of the Witwatersrand)

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