Plumix: Generating mass segregated star clusters

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Plumix: Generating mass segregated star clusters

Post by owlice » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:33 am

Plumix: Generating mass segregated star clusters

Abstract: Plumix is a small package for generating mass segregated star clusters. Its output can be directly used as input initial conditions for NBODY4 or NBODY6 code. Mass segregation stands as one of the most robust features of the dynamical evolution of self-gravitating star clusters. We formulate parametrized models of mass segregated star clusters in virial equilibrium. To this purpose we introduce mean inter-particle potentials for statistically described unsegregated systems and suggest a single-parameter generalization of its form which gives a mass-segregated state. Plumix is a numerical C-code generating the cluster according the algorithm given for construction of appropriate star cluster models. Their stability over several crossing-times is verified by following the evolution by means of direct N-body integration.

Credit: Šubr, Ladislav


Bibcode: 2012ascl.soft06007?

ID: ascl:1206.007
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