FESTR: Finite-Element Spectral Transfer of Radiation spectroscopic modeling and analysis code (New Version Announcement)

Published: 10-05-2019| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/npvtbd7kfg.2
Peter Hakel


We report on the release of a new version of the FESTR (P. Hakel, Comput. Phys. Commun. 207 (2016) 415–425., https://github.com/LANLhakel/FESTR) spectral postprocessor of hydrodynamic simulations of hot, dense plasmas. Based on given time histories of one-, two-, and three-dimensional spatial distributions of materials, and their local temperature and density conditions, spectroscopically-resolved signals are computed. The effects of radiation emission and absorption by the plasma on the emergent spectra are simultaneously taken into account. This program can also be used independently of hydrodynamic calculations to analyze available experimental data with the goal of inferring plasma conditions.