General relativistic MHD simulations of monopole magnetospheres of black holes

@inproceedings{Komissarov2004GeneralRM,
  title={General relativistic MHD simulations of monopole magnetospheres of black holes},
  author={S. S. Komissarov},
  year={2004}
}
  • S. S. Komissarov
  • Published 2004
In this paper we report the results of the first ever time-dependent general rela-tivistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the magnetically dominated monopole magnetospheres of black holes. It is found that the numerical solution evolves towards a stable steady-state solution which is very close to the corresponding force-free solution found by Blandford and Znajek. Contrary to the recent claims, the particle inertia does not become dynamically important near the event horizon and the force… CONTINUE READING