Simulations of Three-Dimensional Slender Tori

  • John F. Hawley
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 290)


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.


Black Hole Accretion Disk Mode Growth Numerical Effect Polytropic Index 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John F. Hawley
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  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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