Formation of massive stars by growing accretion rate

  title={Formation of massive stars by growing accretion rate},
  author={Raoul Behrend and Andre Maeder},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We perform calculations of pre-main sequence evolution of stars from 1 to $85 M_{\odot}$ with growing accretion rates $\dot{M}$. The values of $\dot{M}$ are taken equal to a constant fraction $\tilde{f}$ of the rates of the mass outflows observed by Churchwell ([CITE]) and Henning ([CITE]). The evolution of the various stellar parameters is given, as well as the evolution of the disc luminosity; electronic tables are provided as a supplement to the articles. Typically, the duration of the… Expand

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