Hydrodynamic and Spectral Simulations of HMXB Winds

  title={Hydrodynamic and Spectral Simulations of HMXB Winds},
  author={C. Mauche and D. A. Liedahl and S. Akiyama and T. Plewa},
  journal={Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement},
We describe preliminary results of a global model of the radiatively-driven photoionized wind and accretion flow of the high-mass X-ray binary Vela X-1. The full model combines FLASH hydrodynamic calculations, XSTAR photoionization calculations, HULLAC atomic data, and Monte Carlo radiation transport. We present maps of the density, temperature, velocity, and ionization parameter from a FLASH two-dimensional time-dependent simulation of Vela X-1, as well as maps of the emissivity distributions… Expand
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