We are currently working on a paper that describes the algorithms and capabilities of SPARTA. Until we post it here, if you use SPARTA results in a paper, please cite the following conference paper which gives a brief description of SPARTA. Likewise, we ask that you cite the SPARTA web site at http://sparta.sandia.gov.
Direct Simulation Monte Carlo: The Quest for Speed, M. A. Gallis, J. R. Torczynski, S. J. Plimpton, D. J. Rader, T. Koehler, 29th Intl Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics in Xi'an, China, AIP Conf Proc, 1628, 27 (2014). (abstract)
Below are other papers descriging simulations performed with SPARTA or other aspects of the code.
If you send us information about a paper that uses SPARTA results, we'll be pleased to add info about it to this page. Ditto for any pictures or movies suitable for the Pictures & Movies page.
Molecular-Level Simulations of Turbulence and Its Decay, M. A. Gallis, N. P. Bitter, T. P. Koehler, J. R. Torczynski, S. J. Plimpton, G. Papadakis, Phys Rev Letters, 118, 064501 (2017). (abstract)
Direct simulation Monte Carlo investigation of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, M. A. Gallis, T. P. Koehler, J. R. Torczynski, S. J. Plimpton, Phys Rev Fluids, 1, 043403 (2016). (abstract)
A horizontal vane radiometer: Experiment, theory, and simulation, D. Wolfe, A. Larraza, and A. Garcia, Physics of Fluids, 28, 037103 (2016). (abstract) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4943543)
Direct simulation Monte Carlo investigation of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability, M. A. Gallis, T. P. Koehler, J. R. Torczynski, S. J. Plimpton, Physics of Fluids, 27, 084105 (2015). (abstract) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4928338)
Modeling of Rarefied Hypersonic Flows using the Massively Parallel DSMC Kernel SPARTA, A. Klothakis and I. K. Nikolos, 8th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Volos, Greece, July 2015. (abstract)