Global simulations of magnetorotational turbulence – III. Influence of field configuration and mass injection

@article{Parkin2014GlobalSO,
  title={Global simulations of magnetorotational turbulence – III. Influence of field configuration and mass injection},
  author={Elliot Ross Parkin},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={441},
  pages={2078-2093}
}
  • E. Parkin
  • Published 10 April 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The stresses produced by magnetorotational turbulence can provide effective angular momentum transport in accretion disks. However, questions remain about the ability of simulated disks to reproduce observationally inferred stress-to-gas-pressure ratios. In this paper we present a set of high resolution global magnetohydrodynamic disk simulations which are initialised with different field configurations: purely toroidal, vertical field lines, and nested poloidal loops. A mass source term is… 
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