Gas flow in cataclysmic variable stars

  title={Gas flow in cataclysmic variable stars},
  author={Brian P. Flannery},
A numerical hydrodynamic scheme, applicable to gas flow in binary stars, is presented which incorporates the effects of pressure and gravitational forces, radiative cooling, and shock formation. The method is used to study gas flow originating from Roche lobe overflow through the inner Lagrangian point, L$sub 1$, in a binary star modeled to resemble the dwarf nova Z Cam. Three mass transfer rates, 3times (10$sup -9$, 10$sup -8$, 10$sup -7$) M/sub sun/ year $sup - 1$, are followed for a total… CONTINUE READING


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