SMILE: Orbital analysis & modeling of stellar systems

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SMILE: Orbital analysis and Schwarzschild modeling of triaxial stellar systems

Post by owlice » Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:23 am

[c]SMILE: Orbital analysis and Schwarzschild modeling of triaxial stellar systems[/c][/b]
Abstract: SMILE is interactive software for studying a variety of 2D and 3D models, including arbitrary potentials represented by a basis-set expansion, a spherical-harmonic expansion with coefficients being smooth functions of radius (splines), or a set of fixed point masses. Its main features include:

orbit integration in various 2d and 3d potentials (including N-body and basis-set representations of an arbitrary potential);methods for analysis of orbital class, fundamental frequencies, regular or chaotic nature of an orbit, computation of Lyapunov exponents;Poincaré sections (in 2d) and frequency maps (in 3d) for analyzing orbital structure of potential;construction of self-consistent Schwarzschild models; andconvenient visualization and integrated GUI environment, and a console scriptable version.SMILE is portable to different platforms including MS Windows, Linux and Mac.

Credit: Vasiliev, Eugene


Bibcode: 2013ascl.soft08001V

ID: ascl:1308.001
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