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FITDisk: Cataclysmic Variable Accretion Disk Demonstration Tool

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:23 am
by kcd
[c]FITDisk: Cataclysmic Variable Accretion Disk Demonstration Tool[/c][/b]
Abstract: FITDisk models accretion disk phenomena using a fully three-dimensional hydrodynamics calculation, and data can either be visualized as they are computed or stored to hard drive for later playback at a fast frame rate. Simulations are visualized using OpenGL graphics and the viewing angle can be changed interactively. Pseudo light curves of simulated systems can be plotted along with the associated Fourier amplitude spectrum. It provides an easy to use graphical user interface as well as 3-D interactive graphics. The code computes the evolution of a CV accretion disk, visualizes results in real time, records and plays back simulations, and generates and plots pseudo light curves and associated power spectra. FITDisk is the Windows executable form of this software; its Fortran source code is also available as DiskSim (ascl:1811.013).

Credit: Wood, Matthew A.; Dolence, J.


Bibcode: 2013ascl.soft05011W

ID: ascl:1305.011