Global 3D simulations of disc accretion on to the classical T Tauri star BP Tauri

@article{Long2010Global3S,
  title={Global 3D simulations of disc accretion on to the classical T Tauri star BP Tauri},
  author={Min Long and Marina M. Romanova and Akshay K. Kulkarni and Jean-François Donati},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={413},
  pages={1061-1071}
}
We performed global three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations of accretion on to a star with magnetic field and other properties close to those observed in the classical T Tauri star BP Tau. We observed in the simulations that the disc is disrupted by the dipole component and matter flows towards the star in two funnel streams which form two accretion spots below the dipole magnetic poles. The octupolar component becomes dynamically important very close to the star and it redirects the… Expand
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