Numerical Simulation of Mass Outflows from Star Forming Regions
Observational studies of star forming regions in the Galaxy have demonstrated the ubiquity of mass outflows from objects in the late stages of star formation. The most dramatic examples of these flows are molecular bipolar outflows and optical jets. We summarize the results from observational studies of these two classes of objects, and outline the major theoretical problems in understanding how such flows are generated. We then describe a project currently underway to address these problems in detail. This project centers on increasingly sophisticated numerical simulations of mass outflows from star forming regions using a multiphysics hydrocode being developed at the NCSA.
KeywordsRadiation Field Star Form Region Comoving Frame Protostellar Disk Mass Outflow
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