Numerical simulations of continuum-driven winds of super-Eddington stars

  title={Numerical simulations of continuum-driven winds of super-Eddington stars},
  author={A. J. van Marle and Stanley P. Owocki and Nir J. Shaviv},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present the results of numerical simulations of continuum-driven winds of stars that exceed the Eddington limit and compare these against predictions from earlier analytical solutions. Our models are based on the assumption that the stellar atmosphere consists of clumped matter, where the individual clumps have a much larger optical thickness than the matter between the clumps. This ‘porosity’ of the stellar atmosphere reduces the coupling between radiation and matter, since photons tend to… 

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