A New Algorithm for Self-consistent Three-dimensional Modeling of Collisions in Dusty Debris Disks

@article{Stark2009ANA,
  title={A New Algorithm for Self-consistent Three-dimensional Modeling of Collisions in Dusty Debris Disks},
  author={C. Stark and M. Kuchner},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={707},
  pages={543-553}
}
We present a new 'collisional grooming' algorithm that enables us to model images of debris disks where the collision time is less than the Poynting-Robertson (PR) time for the dominant grain size. Our algorithm uses the output of a collisionless disk simulation to iteratively solve the mass flux equation for the density distribution of a collisional disk containing planets in three dimensions. The algorithm can be run on a single processor in approx1 hr. Our preliminary models of disks with… Expand

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