Simulations of Three-Dimensional Slender Tori
Some considerations and conclusions that have been obtained from numerical simulations of slender, nonself-gravitating, fluid ‘tori’ orbiting in a fixed central potential. The numerical work on the nonaxisymmetric ‘Papaloizou-Pringle’ instability is summarized. The difficulties and pitfalls inherent in these time-dependent finite differencing calculations are reviewed. Preliminary three-dimensional simulations of slender torus modes are presented.
KeywordsBlack Hole Accretion Disk Mode Growth Numerical Effect Polytropic Index
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