VAC: Versatile Advection Code. The Versatile Advection Code is a general tool for solving hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical problems arising in astrophysics. The software package uses modern high-resolution shock-capturing numerical schemes to solve a hyperbolic system of partial differential equations with additional non-hyperbolic source terms. Due to its modular structure the code can be easily configured for different sets of equations. Simulations can be done on a general 1, 2 or 3D structured grid. In 1D and 2D both axial and slab symmetry can be assumed for the ignored dimension(s). The source code is written in a dimension independent notation using the new Loop Annotation Syntax. It can be translated to Fortran 90, especially suited for data-parallel computers, or Fortran 77. A user interface based on web browsers, online manuals, and macros for several visualisation softwares make the package complete and user-friendly.

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  1. Ohm, Peter; Wiesner, Tobias A.; Cyr, Eric C.; Hu, Jonathan J.; Shadid, John N.; Tuminaro, Raymond S.: A monolithic algebraic multigrid framework for multiphysics applications with examples from resistive MHD (2022)
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  15. Van Dam, A.; Zegeling, P. A.: A robust moving mesh finite volume method applied to 1D hyperbolic conservation laws from magnetohydrodynamics (2006)
  16. Hujeirat, A.: A problem-orientable numerical algorithm for modeling multi-dimensional radiative MHD flows in astrophysics-the hierarchical solution scenario (2005)
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  19. Botchev, Mike A.; van der Vorst, Henk A.: A parallel nearly implicit time-stepping scheme (2001)
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