Constructing stable 3D hydrodynamical models of giant stars

@article{Ohlmann2016ConstructingS3,
  title={Constructing stable 3D hydrodynamical models of giant stars},
  author={Sebastian T. Ohlmann and Friedrich K. Roepke and R{\"u}diger Pakmor and Volker Springel},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
Hydrodynamical simulations of stellar interactions require stable models of stars as initial conditions. Such initial models, however, are difficult to construct for giant stars because of the wide range in spatial scales of the hydrostatic equilibrium and in dynamical timescales between the core and the envelope of the giant. They are needed for, e.g., modeling the common envelope phase where a giant envelope encompasses both the giant core and a companion star. Here, we present a new method… 

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