Oligarchic planetesimal accretion and giant planet formation

  title={Oligarchic planetesimal accretion and giant planet formation},
  author={A. Fortier and O. Benvenuto and A. Brunini},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
Aims. In the context of the core instability model, we present calculations of in situ giant planet formation. The oligarchic growth regime of solid protoplanets is the model adopted for the growth of the core. Methods. The full differential equations of giant planet formation were numerically solved with an adaptation of a Henyey-type code. The planetesimals accretion rate was coupled in a self-consistent way to the envelope's evolution. Results. We performed several simulations for the… Expand

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