Fate of stellar bars in minor merger of galaxies

  title={Fate of stellar bars in minor merger of galaxies},
  author={Soumavo Ghosh and Kanak Saha and Paola Di Matteo and Françoise Combes},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Minor merger of galaxies are common during the evolutionary phase of galaxies. Here, we investigate the dynamical impact of a minor merger (mass ratio 1:10) event on the final fate of a stellar bar in the merger remnant. To achieve that, we choose a set of minor merger models from the publicly available GalMer library of galaxy merger simulations. The models differ in terms of their orbital energy, orientation of the orbital spin vector, and morphology of the satellite galaxy (discy/spheroidal… 
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