AuthorMeakin, Casey Adam
AdvisorArnett, W. David
Committee ChairArnett, W. David
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractIn this thesis, the hydrodynamics of massive star interiors are explored. Our primary theoretical tool is multi-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation using realistic initial conditions calculated with the one-dimensional stellar evolution code, TYCHO. The convective shells accompanying oxygen and carbon burning are examined, including models with single as well as multiple, simultaneously burning shells. A convective core during hydrogen burning is also studied in order to test the generality of the flow characteristics. Two and three dimensional models are calculated. We analyze the properties of turbulent convection, the generation of internal waves in stably stratified layers, and the rate and character of compositional mixing at convective boundaries.