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FITDisk: Cataclysmic Variable Accretion Disk Demonstration Tool

Postby kcd » Sat May 18, 2013 6:23 am

FITDisk: Cataclysmic Variable Accretion Disk Demonstration Tool

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.

Site: http://faculty.tamuc.edu/mwood/fitdisk.html
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2006PASP..118..442W

Bibcode: 2013ascl.soft05011W

ID: ascl:1305.011
Last edited by Ada Coda on Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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