How to use MESA-Web
To construct and evolve a stellar model, MESA-Web allows you to choose the following parameters:Mass
The initial mass of the star, in solar masses. This value must be between 0.1 and 100.
The initial metallicity of the star.
Red/Asymptotic Giant Branch Wind Scheme: Stellar wind scheme to be used during RGB/AGB.
RGB/AGB Wind Eta: Parameter for mass loss by RGB/AGB wind prescription.Rotation
The initial rotational value, as a fraction of the Keplerian critical (break-up) angular frequency.
This value is applied at the zero age main sequence, ZAMS (Lnuc/L >= 0.99d0).
The email address to which a notification of calculation results should be sent.
After a calculation has completed, the output files are packaged into a zip file. Then, a notification email is sent to the specified address, containing a link which may be used to download the zip file from the server.
Here we describe the current limitations of MESA-Web. We do stress that these are NOT limitations of MESA, but instead those placed
on jobs to maintain computation efficiency.
We encourage those who wish to go beyond MESA-Web to download to full version of MESA here.
MESA-Web allows users to evolve stellar models with initial rotational values from 0 (non-rotating) to 50% that of Keplerian critical (break-up) angular frequency.Stopping Criterion
Each calculation runs for 60 minutes, or until the end of core 16O fusion, whichever comes first.